• (n.) The act of espousing or betrothing; especially, in the plural, betrothal; plighting of the troths; a contract of marriage; sometimes, the marriage ceremony.
  • (n.) The uniting or allying one's self with anything; maintenance; adoption; as, the espousal of a quarrel.

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espousal vs. plan

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