betroth

[ bih-trohth, -trawth ]
/ bɪˈtroʊð, -ˈtrɔθ /

verb (used with object)

to arrange for the marriage of; affiance (usually used in passive constructions): The couple was betrothed with the approval of both families.
Archaic. to promise to marry.

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Origin of betroth

1275–1325; Middle English betrouthe, variant of betreuthe (be- be- + treuthe truth; see troth)
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British Dictionary definitions for betroth

betroth
/ (bɪˈtrəʊð) /

verb

(tr) archaic to promise to marry or to give in marriage

Word Origin for betroth

C14 betreuthen, from be- + treuthe troth, truth
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