The work of betrothing and/or fact to be betrothed a shared vow wedding or agreement for a future relationship amongst the individuals betrothed betrothment affiance
- the act of becoming betrothed or involved
- a mutual promise to get married
- The act of betrothing, or even the fact to be betrothed; a mutual vow, engagement, or contract for a future relationship between the individuals betrothed; betrothment; affiance.
a phrase meaning to promise to marry or an engagement.
1844, from betroth + -al (2). Earlier in the day in same feeling were betrothment (1580s), betrothing (14c.).
(n.) The act of betrothing, or the fact of being betrothed; a mutual guarantee, wedding, or contract for a future relationship amongst the people betrothed; betrothment; affiance.
No formal acknowledgment of his relation to the king was made until his betrothal to Anne Scott, countess of Buccleuch, the wealthiest heiress of Scotland, whom he married in 1665.