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spousal (adj.)

1510s, "pertaining to marriage," from spouse (n.) + -al (1).

spousal (n.)

c. 1300, "a wedding ceremony, action of marrying; wedlock, condition of being espoused," from Anglo-French spousaille, Old French esposaille (see espousal). Earlier was spousage "marriage, wedlock" (mid-14c.).

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Definitions of spousal from WordNet

spousal (adj.)
of or relating to a wedding;
spousal rites
Synonyms: bridal / nuptial
spousal (adj.)
relating to a spouse;
a fitting symbol of spousal love
From wordnet.princeton.edu