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English definition of “betroth”

betroth

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