Examples of betrothal in a Sentence
They were both young at the time of their betrothal.
the couple's betrothal lasted four years
Recent Examples of betrothal from the Web
Single women are prohibited because tiaras represent betrothal and unavailability.
The Infanta, however, would not countenance a betrothal to a Protestant husband.
The king and queen went on to announce their daughter's betrothal.
The chemicals makers officially completed their deal Thursday, becoming DowDuPont after first announcing their betrothal in December 2015.
Asked about putting a ring on it by Access Hollywood while promoting his new movie Burnt, the actor was a little bummed that everyone now knew about their betrothal.
Whether or not Meghan will land at Heathrow with an big ol’ ring on her finger (or, according to the Star, matching Zulu betrothal bracelets) is unclear.
The dire agreement affects him almost as a betrothal might.
Given the acrimonious circumstances of their betrothal, that sex was almost certainly not consensual.
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BETROTHAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of betrothal for English Language Learners
: the act of promising to marry someone
: an agreement that two people will be married in the future
BETROTHAL Defined for Kids
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