Betroth

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Betroth

1. To contract to any one for a marriage; to engage or promise in order to marriage; to affiance; used especially. Of a woman. He, in the first flower of my freshest age, Betrothed me unto the only heir. (Spenser) Ay, and we are betrothed. (Shak)

2. To promise to take (as a future spouse); to plight one's troth to. What man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her? (Deut. Xx. 7)

3. To nominate to a bishopric, in order to consecration.

Origin: Pref. Be- _ troth, i. E, truth. See Truth.