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Definition of "betrothment" [be•troth•ment]

  • The act of betrothing, or the state of being betrothed. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "betrothment" in a sentence
  • "This passed in sight of the whole assembled court, who naturally regarded the action as a kind of betrothment; and the long suspense being apparently ended, the feelings of every party broke forth without restraint or disguise."
  • "We need not go far to find out men learned in the law to inform us that to try and attempt to get and assure the affections of any one is not a betrothment."
  • "When a man has betrothed one of five women, and does not remember which of the five it is, while each of them claims the right of betrothment, then he is duty bound to give to each a bill of divorcement, and to distribute the dowry due to one among them all."