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Definitions of betrothal

  1. The act of betrothing, or the fact of being betrothed; a mutual promise, engagement, or contract for a future marriage between the persons betrothed; betrothment; affiance. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. An engagement to marry; the state of being engaged to marry. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Engagement to marry. betrothment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. The act of betrothing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. A contract or agreement with a view to marriage. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for betrothal

  1. I hurried to Bond's jewelry place and secured a ring- two rings, indeed; for, in our haste, betrothal and wedding ring needed their first use at the same day and hour. – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  2. You must forgive my adding that in my country it is not usual for a girl to discuss these matters with a man before her betrothal – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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