1 a person's partner in marriage
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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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better half (humorous) companion, consort, helpmate, her indoors (Brit. slang) husband, mate, partner, significant other (U.S. informal) wife
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