betrothment

betrothment, betrothal
Mutual promise of marriage; the plighting of troth; a mutual promise or contract between a man and woman competent to make it, to marry at a future time

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Betrothment — Be*troth ment, n. The act of betrothing, or the state of being betrothed; betrothal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • betrothment — noun The act of betrothing, or the state of being betrothed …   Wiktionary

  • betrothment — n. See betrothal …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • betrothment — be·troth·ment …   English syllables

  • betrothment — Same as betrothal …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • betrothment — thmənt, th noun ( s) : betrothal …   Useful english dictionary

  • betrothal — betrothment, betrothal Mutual promise of marriage; the plighting of troth; a mutual promise or contract between a man and woman competent to make it, to marry at a future time …   Black's law dictionary

  • Marriage — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Marriage >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 marriage marriage matrimony wedlock union intermarriage miscegenation the bonds of marriage vinculum matrimonii nuptial tie GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 married state married state …   English dictionary for students

  • Betrothal — Be*troth al, n. The act of betrothing, or the fact of being betrothed; a mutual promise, engagement, or contract for a future marriage between the persons betrothed; betrothment; affiance. The feast of betrothal. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roman censor — A Censor was a magistrate of high rank in the ancient Roman Republic. This position (called censura) was responsible for maintaining the census, supervising public morality, and overseeing certain aspects of the government s finances.The censors… …   Wikipedia

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