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betrothal

[ bih-troh-thuhl, -traw-thuhl ]
/ bɪˈtroʊ ðəl, -ˈtrɔ θəl /
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noun
the act or state of being betrothed; engagement.
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Also be·troth·ment [bih-trohth-muhnt, -trawth-] /bɪˈtroʊð mənt, -ˈtrɔθ-/ .

Origin of betrothal

First recorded in 1835–45; betroth + -al2

OTHER WORDS FROM betrothal

pre·be·troth·al, adjective
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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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