trothplight

[ trawth-plahyt, trohth- ]
/ ˈtrɔθˌplaɪt, ˈtroʊθ- /
Archaic.

noun

engagement to be married; betrothal.

verb (used with object)

to betroth.

adjective

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Origin of trothplight

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English trouth plight “having plighted troth, betrothed”; see origin at troth, plight2
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
/ (ˈtrəʊθˌplaɪt) archaic /

noun

a betrothal

verb

(tr) to betroth

adjective

betrothed; engaged

Word Origin for trothplight

C14: from troth + plight ²
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