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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mutual and formal promise or contract made for or by a man and a woman with a view to their marriage; betrothal; the act or state of being betrothed, or promised in marriage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of betrothing, or the state of being betrothed; betrothal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of betrothing, or the state of being betrothed.

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