the act or state of being betrothed; engagement.
- Also be·troth·ment [bih-trohth-muhnt, -trawth-] /bɪˈtroʊð mənt, -ˈtrɔθ-/ .
- pre·be·troth·al, adjective
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How to use betrothal in a sentence
Princess Beatrice is widely thought to be on the point of announcing her betrothal to her boyfriend of six years, Dave Clark.
For had it not been for this gloomy blot of my betrothal to her I would not now have exchanged my life for that of any man I knew.In Accordance with the Evidence | Oliver Onions
There was a public betrothal which effected the reconciliation.South American Fights and Fighters | Cyrus Townsend Brady
This is why SHE was brought here on the eve of my betrothal.Two Men of Sandy Bar | Bret Harte
If they knew of Glacier Point and the betrothal, they might believe him.The Transformation of Job | Frederick Vining Fisher
Very wisely he had refused to accept a bill for this sum; it had to be paid to him before the betrothal.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography. | Solomon Maimon
British Dictionary definitions for betrothal
engagement to be married
a mutual promise to marry
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