Betrothal



the act or state of being betrothed; engagement.
Contemporary Examples

Is Prince Harry Going to Get Engaged? Tom Sykes August 27, 2013

Historical Examples

Every Girl’s Library, Volume 8 of 10 Various
Floyd Grandon’s Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
The Story of Rouen Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
Prince Fortunatus William Black
The Champdoce Mystery Emile Gaboriau
The Historical Child Oscar Chrisman
Shakespeare’s Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes
The Jews of Barnow Karl Emil Franzos

noun
engagement to be married
a mutual promise to marry
n.

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