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Definition of "handfasting" [handfasting]

  • Present participle of handfast. (verb)
  • The ceremony in which people handfast. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "handfasting" in a sentence
  • "If you wish to offer your guests a deeper explanation of the spiritual significance of your ritual, programs distributed at the handfasting are the place to do so (as are websites, if you choose to have one for your handfasting)."
  • "Bergen did an admirable job of bringing the era alive (although I did have to look up what "handfasting" was); it just seemed odd that a group of 14th century Roman Catholics would abandon almost all the trappings of their worship. [more ...]"
  • "It was not uncommon to see trial marriages called "handfasting" in parts of Britain and Scotland."