troth

noun
\ˈträth, ˈtrȯth, ˈtrōth or with t͟h\

Definition of troth 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : loyal or pledged faithfulness : fidelity pledged my troth

2 : one's pledged word I don't remember the details or, by my troth, even the gist— Stanley Elkin also : betrothal

troth

verb
trothed; trothing; troths

Definition of troth (Entry 2 of 2)

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Examples of troth in a Sentence

Noun

by my troth, I will not trespass on your precious property solemnly announced their troth before the church's congregation

Verb

I troth myself eternally to your service.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Every-where, love tokens are as traditional as plighting your troth, or just expressing an interest. A.a. Gill, A-LIST, "Fraught, But It Counts," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of troth

Noun

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for troth

Noun

Middle English trouth, from Old English trēowth — more at truth

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Phrases Related to troth

plight one's troth

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