Definition of spousing in US English:

spousing

noun

  • 1The action of "spouse"; marriage, matrimony, wedlock; betrothal, engagement. Now rare.

  • 2An instance or occasion of this; an espousal or marriage; a wedding. Now rare.

  • 3The action of carrying out the functions expected of a spouse.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in The Owl and the Nightingale. Partly from spouse + -ing.

Pronunciation

spousing

/ˈspaʊzɪŋ/