Plighting
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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