Betroth

Be*troth"

(), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Betrothed (); p. pr. & vb. n. Betrothing.] [Pref. be- + troth, i. e., truth. See Truth.] 1. To contract to any one for a marriage; to engage or promise in order to marriage; to affiance; -- used esp. of a woman.
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He, in the first flower of my freshest age,
Betrothed me unto the only heir.
Spenser.
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Ay, and we are betrothed.
Shak.
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2. To promise to take (as a future spouse); to plight one's troth to.
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What man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her?
Deut. xx. 7.
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3. To nominate to a bishopric, in order to consecration. Ayliffe.
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