Espousal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈspaʊzl|  American pronunciation of the word espousal
Brit.  |ɪˈspaʊz(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word espousal

noun

- archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast (syn: bridal)
- the act of becoming betrothed or engaged (syn: betrothal)
- the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception (syn: acceptance, acceptation, adoption)

Examples

...the expected espousal of the Hollywood actor and the singing superstar should attract the elite of show business...

...considering how long her previous marriage lasted, she'd be wise to have an extended espousal...

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