- the act or state of being betrothed; engagement.
Origin of betrothal
Examples from the Web for betrothal
Contemporary Examples of betrothal
Princess Beatrice is widely thought to be on the point of announcing her betrothal to her boyfriend of six years, Dave Clark.Is Prince Harry Going to Get Engaged?
August 28, 2013
Historical Examples of betrothal
Nelly, next week it will be a year since our first betrothal; do you remember?The Bacillus of Beauty
The betrothal was completed before Frederick stood so near to the throne.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
Sometimes the illusion disappears while there is yet time to break off the betrothal.The Sexual Question
Also he intended to announce the betrothal of the young couple.A Nest of Spies
The betrothal of the parties shall be made by the next of kin, or if there are none, by the guardians.Laws
- engagement to be married
- a mutual promise to marry