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Origin of affianced
verb (used with object), af·fi·anced, af·fi·anc·ing.
Origin of affiance
Examples from the Web for affianced
She knew his worldly views—she knew also the pride of her affianced, and, she felt that she alone could mediate between the two.Ernest Maltravers, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Eleanor is a girl with a thousand virtues, each of which she expects to find in counterpart in the man to whom she is affianced.Simon the Jester|William J. Locke
I am the youngest son of a marquess, answered the youth, a barber by trade, and affianced to the daughter of the King of Castille.Tales from the Lands of Nuts and Grapes|Charles Sellers and Others
Was she not affianced to a man who was notoriously a leader of what might to-day be called the "fast set" of the capital?A Friend of Caesar|William Stearns Davis
The dwarf and his affianced resembled each other as two drops of water.
Word Origin for affiance
1520s, "to promise," from Old French afiancier "to pledge, promise, give one's word," from afiance (n.) "confidence, trust," from afier "to trust," from Late Latin affidare, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + fidare "to trust," from fidus (see affidavit). From mid-16c. especially "to promise in marriage." Related: Affianced; affiancing.