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betrothal

be·troth·al

betrothal

 
pronunciation:
b tro thl
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act or fact of being mutually pledged to marry; engagement.
The couple's betrothal was announced in all the newspapers.
synonyms:
engagement, espousal
similar words:
commitment, contract, covenant, hand, pledge, promise, vow
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