Definition of ESPOUSALS


ESPOUSALS

contracts. A mutual promise between a man and a woman
to marry
each other, at some other time: it differs from a marriage, because then
the contract is completed. Woods Inst. 57, vide Dig. 23, 1, 1, Code, 5, 1,
4, Novel, 115, c. 3, s. 11, Ayliffes Parerg. 245 Aso & Man. Inst. B. 1, t.
6, c. 1, 1.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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