What does BETROTHAL mean?

BETROTHAL meaning in General Dictionary

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

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  • 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.

BETROTHAL meaning in Law Dictionary

a phrase meaning to promise to marry or an engagement.


BETROTHAL meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1844, from betroth + -al (2). Earlier in the day in same feeling were betrothment (1580s), betrothing (14c.).


BETROTHAL meaning in General Dictionary

(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.


Sentence Examples with the word BETROTHAL

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.

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