Betrothing
Betroth Be*troth", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Betrothed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Betrothing}.] [Pref. be- + troth, i. e., truth. See {Truth}.] 1. To contract to any one for a marriage; to engage or promise in order to marriage; to affiance; -- used esp. of a woman. [1913 Webster]

He, in the first flower of my freshest age, Betrothed me unto the only heir. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Ay, and we are betrothed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To promise to take (as a future spouse); to plight one's troth to. [1913 Webster]

What man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her? --Deut. xx. 7. [1913 Webster]

3. To nominate to a bishopric, in order to consecration. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • betrothing — be·troth || bɪ trəʊð v. engage to marry, bind with a promise to wed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • betrothing — …   Useful english dictionary

  • συνεγγυᾶται — συνεγγυάω join in betrothing pres subj mp 3rd sg συνεγγυάω join in betrothing pres ind mp 3rd sg συνεγγυάω join in betrothing pres subj mp 3rd sg συνεγγυάω join in betrothing pres ind mp 3rd sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • Trothplight — Troth plight , n. The act of betrothing, or plighting faith; betrothing. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • συνεγγυῶντος — συνεγγυάω join in betrothing pres part act masc/neut gen sg συνεγγυάω join in betrothing pres part act masc/neut gen sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • Betroth — Be*troth , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Betrothed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Betrothing}.] [Pref. be + troth, i. e., truth. See {Truth}.] 1. To contract to any one for a marriage; to engage or promise in order to marriage; to affiance; used esp. of a woman.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Betrothal — Be*troth al, n. 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. The feast of betrothal. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Betrothed — Betroth Be*troth , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Betrothed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Betrothing}.] [Pref. be + troth, i. e., truth. See {Truth}.] 1. To contract to any one for a marriage; to engage or promise in order to marriage; to affiance; used esp. of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Betrothment — Be*troth ment, n. The act of betrothing, or the state of being betrothed; betrothal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Contract — Con tract (k[o^]n tr[a^]kt), n. [L. contractus, fr. contrahere: cf. F. contrat, formerly also contract.] 1. (Law) The agreement of two or more persons, upon a sufficient consideration or cause, to do, or to abstain from doing, some act; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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