[trawth-plahyt, trohth-]Archaic.
verb (used with object)
  1. to betroth.
  1. betrothed.

Origin of trothplight

1300–50; Middle English trouth plight having plighted troth, betrothed; see troth, plight2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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


  1. a betrothal
  1. (tr) to betroth
  1. betrothed; engaged

Word Origin for trothplight

C14: from troth + plight ²
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