betroth

[ bih-trohth, -trawth ]SEE DEFINITION OF betroth
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I betroth thee unto me according to the Law of Moses and Israel.

I went there not to meet death, but to betroth myself to it.

I will betroth her to your nephew, my beloved Montagu's son.

I only say, For six months to come, betroth yourself to no other man.

It was the custom to betroth before marriage, as it is at this day.

Has Nina your leave to betroth herself to the Jew, Trendellsohn?

My father did not betroth me to Mr. Mao, answered she, but if he had I should not require you to persuade me to accept him.

In some countries it has even been customary to betroth girls conditionally before they were born.

So Henry at last made up his mind at least to execute the treaty which was to betroth his surviving son to Katharine.

It was also found to be a part of the scheme to betroth the infant king of Scots to a daughter of the duke of Norfolk.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, betrouthen, from bi-, here probably with a sense of "thoroughly," + Middle English treowðe "truth," from Old English treowðe "truth, a pledge" (see troth). Related: Betrothed; betrothing.

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