[ in-fair ]


, Older Use.
  1. a party or reception for a newly married couple.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of infare1

First recorded before 1000; Middle English infare, infer, infær “entrance, access”; Old English infǣr “a going in; entryway, entrance”; 1475–1500 for the sense “party or reception”; in- 1, fare

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Example Sentences

O'Keefe was riding on that moonlit night at the gallop of bold dreams, and in his mind were visions of wedding and infare.

They stepped the tune to the singing of a ballad, nor did they tire though the infare wedding lasted all of three days and nights.

Maybe I had better explain that infare meant the bride's going home—to her new house, or at least her new family.

The dreams were supposed to be truly related next day at the infare—but I question if they always were.

A wedding made imperative an infare—that is to say, if the high contracting parties had parental approval.


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