espousal espousal

Definition(s):

  1. (n) archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast
  2. (n) the act of becoming betrothed or engaged
  3. (n) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

Usage(s):

  1. Despite its frequently childish espousal of childlessness, NON makes some valid points.
  2. Because of Wahid's espousal of religious tolerance, much of that support used to come from the Christian and Chinese communities.
  3. Fanfani's idea of socialist adventuring stems from his long espousal of Italian left-wing Catholicism.

Quotes

  1. Mr Advani spoke of Mr Jinnah's "forceful espousal of a secular state in which every citizen would be free to practice his own religion".
    on Jun 7, 2005 By: LK Advani Source: BBC News

  2. "You cannot outlaw an idea. What you can, however illegalize are criminal acts used in pursuit of that idea. Mere espousal of communism should not be deemed an illegal act," Recto said.
    on Mar 16, 2007 By: Ralph Recto Source: ABS CBN News

  3. "His strong espousal of women's empowerment and the empowerment of the downtrodden has shaped public consciousness in post independence India," Singh said in a condolence message to Tendulkar's family.
    on May 19, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Press Trust of India

Word of the Day
anachronistic anachronistic
/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /