[bih-troh-th uh l, -traw-thuh l]
- the act or state of being betrothed; engagement.
Origin of betrothal
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Examples from the Web for betrothals
In betrothals there was but a bridegroom that asked and a father that gave.
Lovers in their betrothals engaged to observe it reciprocally.
She thought of the other hurried War-bridals and betrothals all over the country.The Boy with Wings
Then the man commenced an elaborate account of the betrothals.The Golden Lion of Granpere</p>
"Betrothals are epidemic in this household and neighborhood," Winston was writing.At Last
- engagement to be married
- a mutual promise to marry
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Word Origin and History for betrothals
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