betrothal

or be·troth·ment

[ bih-troh-thuh l, -traw-thuh l ]
/ bɪˈtroʊ ðəl, -ˈtrɔ θəl /

noun

the act or state of being betrothed; engagement.

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Origin of betrothal

First recorded in 1835–45; betroth + -al2

OTHER WORDS FROM betrothal

pre·be·troth·al, adjective

Words nearby betrothal

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British Dictionary definitions for betrothal

betrothal
/ (bɪˈtrəʊðəl) /

noun

engagement to be married
a mutual promise to marry
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