To betroth to pledge people trust to for marriage or solemnly promise people self or any other in-marriage
- Plighted faith relationship contract or promise
- give to in marriage
- Plighted faith; relationship agreement or guarantee.
- Trust; dependence; faith; self-confidence.
- To betroth; to pledge your faith to for relationship, or solemnly guarantee (one's self or another) in-marriage.
- in order to guarantee by guarantee.
plighting of troth between man and lady. Litt.
1520s, "to guarantee," from Old French afiancier "to pledge, guarantee, provide a person's term," from afiance (n.) "confidence, trust," from afier "to trust," from Late Latin affidare, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + fidare "to trust," from fidus "faithful" from same root as fides "faith" (identify trust). From mid-16c. particularly "to guarantee in-marriage." Associated: Affianced; affiancing.
(n.) Plighted belief; relationship contract or guarantee.
- (n.) Trust; reliance; belief; confidence.
- (v. t.) To betroth; to pledge one's trust to for relationship, or solemnly vow (one's self or any other) in-marriage.
- (v. t.) To assure by guarantee.
Dean crossed his fingers and hoped this affiance would spawn fewer complications than the last.