What does betroth mean?

betroth meaning in General Dictionary

To contract to any one for a marriage to interact or guarantee to marriage to affiance made use of esp of a lady

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  • share with in marriage
  • To contract to your one for a married relationship; to interact or vow so that you can wedding; to affiance; -- made use of esp. of a female.
  • To promise to take (as another spouse); to plight a person's troth to.
  • To nominate to a bishopric, being consecration.

betroth meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, betrouthen, from bi-, right here probably with a feeling of "thoroughly," + Middle English treow


betroth meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To contract to your one for a wedding; to activate or promise in order to relationship; to affiance; -- used esp. of a lady.

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  • (v. t.) To promise to take (as the next spouse); to plight a person's troth to.
  • (v. t.) To nominate to a bishopric, being consecration.