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dis- +‎ espouse


disespouse (third-person singular simple present disespouses, present participle disespousing, simple past and past participle disespoused)

  1. (poetic, transitive) To release from espousal or plighted faith.
    • Milton, Paradise Lost (Book Nine, line 17)
      Of Turnus for Lavinia disespous'd.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for disespouse in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)