Part of speech: noun

A husband or wife.

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Usage examples "spouse":

  1. A woman cannot be at the same time the wife of a man and the spouse of Christ. - "A Second Home", Honore de Balzac.
  2. The good king had not accompanied his spouse on this journey to Paris, which she undertook in order to show to her dear, yet curious Parisians that she was completely recovered, and that her children, the children of France, were blossoming for the future like fair buds of hope and peace. - "Marie Antoinette And Her Son", Louise Muhlbach Official.
  3. She was not mistaken, O divine Spouse of pure souls, since the only satisfaction of my life was to receive and to honor Thee. - "The Autobiography of Madame Guyon", Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon.