Definition of Betrothal

1. Noun. A mutual promise to marry.

Exact synonyms: Engagement, Troth
Generic synonyms: Promise
Specialized synonyms: Ringing
Derivative terms: Engage



2. Noun. The act of becoming betrothed or engaged.
Exact synonyms: Espousal
Generic synonyms: Rite, Ritual
Derivative terms: Betroth

Definition of Betrothal

1. n. The act of betrothing, or the fact of being betrothed; a mutual promise, engagement, or contract for a future marriage between the persons betrothed; betrothment; affiance.

Definition of Betrothal

1. Noun. The act of betrothing, or the fact of being betrothed; a mutual promise, engagement, or contract for a future marriage between the persons betrothed; betrothment; affiance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Betrothal

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Betrothal

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betrod
betrodden
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betrothal (current term)
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betrousered
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betrust
betrusted
betrusting
betrustment
betrustments

Literary usage of Betrothal

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"It is sometimes stated that a betrothal does not bind in English-speaking countries. Phis is inexact, to say the least. There is no exception at any time, ..."

2. Social life of the Chinese: With Some Account of Their Religious by Justus Doolittle (1866)
"Description of betrothal Cards.—betrothal consummated by exchanging ... Customs observed between betrothal and the Day q/'Marriage: Selection of lucky Days. ..."

3. Roman Law in the Modern World by Charles Phineas Sherman (1922)
"MARRIAGE (1) betrothal (SPONSALIA) . Effects of betrothal. Action for breach of promise to § marry was unknown to Roman law. While marriage at Rome might be ..."

4. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Sir William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1875)
"For when we turu to the barbaric Codes, we generally find betrothal in a position of prominence quite unlike anything ш the earlier Roman law—the ruling ..."

5. Selections from the Public and Private Law of the Romans by James Johnson Robinson (1905)
"betrothal: in the earliest law, engagements to marry were made by the formal ... This form of betrothal was retained in the Latin law (ie in Latium), ..."

6. Things Chinese: Or, Notes Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1904)
"betrothal presents are called cttd lai, tea presents, or ceremonials They consist of a present of tea, ... If there are no presents, there is no betrothal. ..."

7. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"Theory and Contracting of Marriage: Roman law distinguished between betrothal and marriage, defining the latter as " the union of a man and a woman," which ..."

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