Definition of spousal in English:

spousal

Line breaks: spou¦sal
Pronunciation: /ˈspaʊz(ə)l
 
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adjective

[attributive] Law , chiefly North American
  • Relating to marriage or to a husband or wife: the spousal benefits of married couples
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    • For post-1976 spousal joint tenancies treated as separate property, since only the decedent's 50 percent portion is includible in his gross estate, only a 50 percent step-up would be available.
    • For example, spousal violence was only criminalized twenty years ago and lobby groups are pushing for similar moves to prevent a defence to smacking children.
    • Normally, this would require the surviving spouse to file a spousal property petition.

noun

(also spousals) archaic Back to top  
  • A celebration of marriage or engagement.

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