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trothplight

[trawth-plahyt, trohth-]Archaic.
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noun
  1. engagement to be married; betrothal.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to betroth.
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adjective
  1. betrothed.
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Origin of trothplight

1300–50; Middle English trouth plight having plighted troth, betrothed; see troth, plight2
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Historical Examples

  • It was not surprising that he should enter some protest against any but a spontaneous cancelling of Gwen's trothplight.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost

    William Frend De Morgan


British Dictionary definitions for trothplight

trothplight

noun
  1. a betrothal
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verb
  1. (tr) to betroth
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adjective
  1. betrothed; engaged
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Word Origin

C14: from troth + plight ²
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