Plight

Plight

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Plighting.] [AS. plihtan to expose to danger, pliht danger;cf. D. verplichten to oblige, engage, impose a duty, G. verpflichten, Sw. frplikta, Dan. forpligte. See Plight, n.] 1. To pledge; to give as a pledge for the performance of some act; as, to plight faith, honor, word; -- never applied to property or goods. " To do them plighte their troth." Piers Plowman.
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He plighted his right hand
Unto another love, and to another land.
Spenser.
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Here my inviolable faith I plight.
Dryden.
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2. To promise; to engage; to betroth.
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Before its setting hour, divide
The bridegroom from the plighted bride.
Sir W. Scott.
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