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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spouse  \Spouse\,  v.  t.  [See  {Espouse},  and  Spouse,  n.] 
  To  wed;  to  espouse.  [Obs.] 
  This  markis  hath  her  spoused  with  a  ring.  --Chaucer. 
  Though  spoused,  yet  wanting  wedlock's  solemnize. 
  She  was  found  again  and  spoused  to  Marinell 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spouse  \Spouse\,  n.  [OF.  espous,  espos,  fem.  espouse,  F. 
  ['e]poux,  ['e]pouse,  fr  L.  sponsus  sponsa,  prop.  p.  p.  of 
  spondere,  sponsum  to  promise  solemnly,  to  engage  one's  self 
  Cf  {Despond},  {Espouse},  {respond},  {Sponsor}.] 
  1.  A  man  or  woman  engaged  or  joined  in  wedlock;  a  married 
  person,  husband  or  wife. 
  At  last  such  grace  I  found  and  means  I  wrought, 
  That  that  lady  to  my  spouse  had  won.  --Spenser. 
  2.  A  married  man,  in  distinct  from  a  spousess  or  married 
  woman;  a  bridegroom  or  husband.  [Obs.] 
  At  which  marriage  was  [were]  no  person  present  but 
  the  spouse,  the  spousess,  the  Duchess  of  Bedford  her 
  mother,  the  priest,  two  gentlewomen,  and  a  young 
  man.  --Fabyan. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  person's  partner  in  marriage  [syn:  {partner},  {married 
  person},  {mate},  {consort}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (Cant.  4:8-12;  Hos.  4:13,  14)  may  denote  either  husband  or  wife, 
  but  in  the  Scriptures  it  denotes  only  the  latter. 

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