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spouse

  

      n  
1    a person's partner in marriage  
   Related adj       spousal  
      vb  
2    tr  
Obsolete   to marry  
     (C12: from Old French spus (masculine), spuse (feminine), from Latin sponsus, sponsa betrothed man or woman, from spondere to promise solemnly)  
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spouse

  
  
better half     (humorous)   companion, consort, helpmate, her indoors     (Brit. slang)   husband, mate, partner, significant other     (U.S. informal)   wife  

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souse, spue, spousal, spouter

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
humorous term for soulmate, partner, spouse
[Hum.]
n.
person who is very important and dear without formally being the spouse

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