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Who is a Spouse?

spouse is any notable another in wedlock, courteous union, or common-law marriage. The term is gender-neutral, whereby a male spouse is called a husband, and a female spouse is called a wife.

In simple terms, a spouse is a husband or wife, considered in relation to their partner (A spouse is a companion, a mate, a partner).

However, the term spouse is a class of significant other and involves marital and also non-marital partners and companions who play a vital social role similar to that of a spouse but do not obtain the duties and rights held by law agreements to a spouse.