Plighted
Plight Plight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plighting}.] [AS. plihtan to expose to danger, pliht danger;cf. D. verplichten to oblige, engage, impose a duty, G. verpflichten, Sw. f["o]rplikta, Dan. forpligte. See {Plight}, n.] 1. To pledge; to give as a pledge for the performance of some act; as, to plight faith, honor, word; -- never applied to property or goods. `` To do them plighte their troth.'' --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

He plighted his right hand Unto another love, and to another land. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Here my inviolable faith I plight. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To promise; to engage; to betroth. [1913 Webster]

Before its setting hour, divide The bridegroom from the plighted bride. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Well-plighted — Well plight ed, a. Being well folded. [Obs.] Her well plighted frock. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • be plighted to — be engaged to be married to. → plight …   English new terms dictionary

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  • engaged — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Promised in marriage] Syn. betrothed, affianced, bound, pledged, plighted, matched, intended, committed, hooked*, ringed*. Ant. free*, available, unbetrothed. 2. [Not at liberty] Syn. busy, occupied, involved, tied up;… …   English dictionary for students

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