Subarration Sub`ar*ra"tion, n. [Pref. sub- + L. arra, arrha, earnest money. See {Earnest} a pledge.] The ancient custom of betrothing by the bestowal, on the part of the man, of marriage gifts or tokens, as money, rings, or other presents, upon the woman. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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