: engaged to be married
… clasped hands, signifying the bond between betrothed men and women …—Mary Feilden For three years she and Emilio Estevez were an item and were even betrothed for a time.—People Weekly (old-fashioned) her betrothed husband [=her fiancé; the man to whom she is engaged]
: the person to whom someone is engaged to be married
… she put on her grey silk gown and her cherry coloured ribbon with as much care as if she had been herself the betrothed.—George Eliot On this occasion he showed no affectionate desire to embrace his betrothed.—Anthony Trollope
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