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SPOUSE (O. Fr. espous, mod. epoux, es...

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 736 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SPOUSE (O. Fr. espous, mod. epoux, espouse, epouse, Lat. sponsus, sponsa, a betrothed or promised man or woman, from spondere, to promise), a husband or wife, properly one promised or betrothed to another in marriage.
End of Article: SPOUSE (O. Fr. espous, mod. epoux, espouse, epouse, Lat. sponsus, sponsa, a betrothed or promised man or woman, from spondere, to promise)
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