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SPONSALIA, or STIPULATIO SPONSALITIA. A promise lawfully made between persons capable of marrying each other, that at some future time they will marry. See Espousals; Ersk. Inst. B. 1, t. 6, n. 3.

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Bellarminum quod dictus Robertus contraxit sponsalia pro uxore ducenda infra biennium, nec est admodum constans, nec idoneus literarum studiis, posset tamen ei dari viaticum pro itinere Lovanium.
31) On the difference betweeen sponsalia de praesenti and sponsalia de futuro, see Emsley 478-79; Howard 1.