Definition of betroth
1 : to promise to marry
2 : to give in marriage
Recent Examples of betroth from the Web
That forced Ned and Robert (who was betrothed to Lyanna) to go to war, leading to the fall of the Targaryens, the exodus of Daenerys, and the deaths not only of Rhaegar, but his wife Elia and two children, at the hands of Lannister soldiers.
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Origin and Etymology of betroth
Middle English, from be- + trouthe truth, troth
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of betroth for Students
: to promise to marry or give in marriage
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