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betrothal


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Betrothal  \Be*troth"al\,  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.  ``The 
  feast  of  betrothal.''  --Longfellow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  betrothal 
  n  1:  a  mutual  promise  to  marry  [syn:  {troth},  {engagement}] 
  2:  the  act  of  becoming  betrothed  or  engaged  [syn:  {espousal}] 




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