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Spouse

Spouse

Spouse

(noun spaus, spauz, verb spauz, spaus) (verb spoused, spousing) noun. Either member of a married pair in relation to the other ones husband or wife.

Spouse definition, either member of a married pair in relation to the other ones husband or wife.

A spouse is a significant other in a marriage, civil union, or common-law marriage. The term is gender neutral, whereas a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse is a wife. Although a spouse is a form of significant other, the latter term also includes non-marital partners who play a social role similar to that of a spouse, but do not have rights and duties reserved by law to a spouse.