trothplight

[trawth-plahyt, trohth-]Archaic.
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noun

engagement to be married; betrothal.

verb (used with object)

to betroth.

adjective


Origin of trothplight

1300–50; Middle English trouth plight having plighted troth, betrothed; see troth, plight2
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Examples from the Web for trothplight

Historical Examples of trothplight

  • It was not surprising that he should enter some protest against any but a spontaneous cancelling of Gwen's trothplight.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost

    William Frend De Morgan


British Dictionary definitions for trothplight

trothplight

noun

a betrothal

verb

(tr) to betroth

adjective

betrothed; engaged

Word Origin for trothplight

C14: from troth + plight ²
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