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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spouse /ˈspaʊs ||ˈspaʊz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spouse n.
 1. A man or woman engaged or joined in wedlock; a married person, husband or wife.
 At last such grace I found, and means I wrought,
 That I that lady to my spouse had won.   --Spenser.
 2. A married man, in distinction from a spousess or married woman; a bridegroom or husband. [Obs.]
    At which marriage was [were] no persons present but the spouse, the spousess, the Duchess of Bedford her mother, the priest, two gentlewomen, and a young man.   --Fabyan.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spouse v. t.  To wed; to espouse. [Obs.]
    This markis hath her spoused with a ring.   --Chaucer.
    Though spoused, yet wanting wedlock's solemnize.   --Spenser.
    She was found again, and spoused to Marinell.   --Spenser.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a person's partner in marriage [syn: partner, married
          person, mate, better half]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Cant. 4:8-12; Hos. 4:13, 14) may denote either husband or wife,
    but in the Scriptures it denotes only the latter.