Be*troth" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Betrothed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Betrothing.] [Pref. be- + troth, i. e., truth. See Truth.]


To contract to any one for a marriage; to engage or promise in order to marriage; to affiance; -- used esp. of a woman.

He, in the first flower of my freshest age, Betrothed me unto the only heir. Spenser.

Ay, and we are betrothed. Shak.


To promise to take (as a future spouse); to plight one's troth to.

What man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her? Deut. xx. 7.


To nominate to a bishopric, in order to consecration.



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