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

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Definition of sponsalia in English:

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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