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trothplight

[ trawth-plahyt, trohth- ]
/ ˈtrɔθˌplaɪt, ˈtroʊθ- /
Archaic.
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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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How to use trothplight in a sentence

  • 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
  • He went upstairs and stopped two hours, and I do believe they've got to some sort of decorous 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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