Definition of sponsalia in English:

sponsalia

Line breaks: spon|sa¦lia
Pronunciation: /spɒnˈseɪlɪə/

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noun

[mass noun] rare
  • Engagement or marriage: Jacques should not have entered into sponsalia if his first wife was still alive

Origin

mid 16th century: Latin, 'betrothal', neuter plural of sponsalis (adjective), from sponsare 'espouse, betroth'.

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