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Spouse

SPOUSE, (O. Fr. espous, mod. tpoux, espouse, (pause, 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.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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