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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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La Sponsalia es una poetizacion simbolica del futuro matrimonio de don Luis, aqui transformado en dios Amor (Cupido) y su prometida, que aqui esta denominada como Minerva.
31) On the difference betweeen sponsalia de praesenti and sponsalia de futuro, see Emsley 478-79; Howard 1.
At the same time, Mills suggests, the depictions of martyrs provided a site for medieval female viewers to construct positive narratives of embodiment and agency and possibly to engage in queer desires, while the discourse of sponsalia Christi queered gender identities by casting both men and women--occasionally in remarkably erotic terms--as brides of Christ.
desiderantes invicem matrimonialiter copulari sponsalia inter se contraxerunt, sed quia 30 affinitatis gradu invicem se actinent eorum in hac parte desiderium adimplere non possunt sine dispensatione, propter quod supplicatur e.
32) On other occasions it produced the argument that the financial arrangements of the sponsalia, or engagement contract made between parents, were tantamount to marriage itself and thus irrevocable.