The act of betrothing or the fact of being betrothed.(noun)
A mutual promise to marry; an engagement: announced their betrothal the next day. (noun)
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Use "betrothal" in a sentence
"And you have been loth to part with her, even in betrothal ...."
""I tell you, Mr. Le Noir, that your manner of speaking of my betrothal is equally insulting to myself, Doctor Rocke and my dear father, who never would have plighted our hands had he considered our prospective marriage a mésalliance.""
"So maybe Vanderbeek sees the Kovalchuk deal, and the long-term betrothal to the even more important"