from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A betrothal.
  • transitive v. To betroth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of pledging one's troth; betrothal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Betrothed; espoused; affianced.
  • n. The act of betrothing, or plighting faith; betrothing.
  • transitive v. To betroth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Betrothed; espoused; affianced.
  • To betroth or affiance.
  • n. The act of betrothing or plighting faith, whether in friendship or in marriage.


troth +‎ plight (Wiktionary)



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  • the obvious connotation, which is evident in half of the examples, is not in the definitions... how does one update these dagblasted entries anyhow? ^_^

    January 28, 2010