AskDefine | Define spousal

Dictionary Definition

spousal adj
1 of or relating to a wedding; "bridal procession"; "nuptial day"; "spousal rites"; "wedding cake"; "marriage vows" [syn: bridal, nuptial]
2 relating to or celebrating marriage; "a fitting symbol of spousal love"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

spouse + -al

Pronunciation

  • (Canada) /ˈspaʊzəl/

Adjective

  1. relating to marriage or the relationship between spouses
    • 1592: William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus
      There we shall consummate our spousal rites.
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