handfasting

/ (ˈhændˌfɑːstɪŋ) /

noun

an archaic word for betrothal
(formerly) a kind of trial marriage marked by the formal joining of hands
a contemporary pagan (esp Wiccan) marriage ceremony

Nearby words

  1. handel,
  2. handel, george frederick,
  3. handel, george frideric,
  4. handelian,
  5. handfast,
  6. handfeed,
  7. handful,
  8. handgrip,
  9. handgun,
  10. handheld

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