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The marriage was only binding for one year, but if both parties were then satisfied, the "handfasting" was continued for life.From John O'Groats to Land's End|Robert Naylor and John Naylor
This consisted of "handfasting" and the exchange of something, even if only a kiss, to bind the bargain.Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)|Burleigh James Bartlett
This custom of handfasting does not seem to have been peculiar to your parish.
The 'handfasting' thus concluded, 'Ye hae forgot the bride ale!'Border Ghost Stories|Howard Pease
After the handfasting and making of the contract, the church-going and wedding should not be deferred too long.Folk-lore of Shakespeare|Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer