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English definition of “betroth”

betroth

verb [T]     /bɪˈtrəʊð/ US  /-ˈtroʊð/ old use
to cause someone to promise formally to marry someone: She was betrothed to her cousin at an early age .Relating to weddings betrothal     /bɪˈtrəʊ.ðəl/ US  /-ˈtroʊ-/ noun [C] The play revolves round the betrothal of a duke to a doctor's daughter .Relating to weddings
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