betrothal

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noun be·troth·al \-ˈtrō-thəl, -ˈtrȯ-, -thəl\

Definition of betrothal

  1. 1 :  the act of betrothing or fact of being betrothed

  2. 2 :  a mutual promise or contract for a future marriage

Examples of betrothal in a sentence

  1. They were both young at the time of their betrothal.

  2. <the couple's betrothal lasted four years>

Origin and Etymology of betrothal

see betroth


First Known Use: 1683


BETROTHAL Defined for English Language Learners

betrothal

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noun be·troth·al \-ˈtrō-thəl, -ˈtrȯ-, -thəl\

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

betrothal

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noun be·troth·al \bi-ˈtrō-thəl, -ˈtrȯ-\

Definition of betrothal for Students

  1. :  an engagement to be married



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