A husband or wife, considered in relation to their partner.
More example sentences
- There is no doubt that Russell made a mess of his relations with his spouses and children.
- It is common for customers' husbands or wives to pick up pieces to surprise their spouses when they get home.
- For example, don't give in to pressure from spouses, relatives, friends.
Middle English: from Old French spous(e), variant of espous(e), from Latin sponsus (masculine), sponsa (feminine), past participles of spondere 'betroth'.