- the act or state of being betrothed; engagement.
Origin of betrothal
Related Words for betrothmentpact, obligation, commitment, compact, word, troth, contract, betrothal, vow, promise, match, undertaking, espousal, plight, oath, assurance, bond, betrothment
Examples from the Web for betrothment
Historical Examples of betrothment
She was eighteen and adorable, but her mother would not hear to a betrothment.Floyd Grandon's Honor
Amanda Minnie Douglas
And when he gave her the kiss of betrothment her lips grew white.Septimius Felton
You shall marry Aurelia, and in a few days we shall solemnize the betrothment.The Devil's Elixir
E. T. A. Hoffmann
Tant Sannie was well satisfied when told of the betrothment.The Story of an African Farm
(AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
Her beauty, her wit, they were her own; but they had availed her little before her betrothment to Rube.
- engagement to be married
- a mutual promise to marry