[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
"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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