betrothal betrothal

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a mutual promise to marry
  2. (n) the act of becoming betrothed or engaged

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The tractate Ketubot in the Mishna dictates that a betrothal is valid only if the bride-to-be has no hidden blemishes that would have disqualified the match, had they been public.
  2. Saida says her eldest daughter Nahid, 12, is getting ready for her betrothal to a 26-year-old farmer and does not have much time to spare for morning instruction.
  3. The two long paths that met on the mountain top of this third-generation betrothal had never crossed before.

News

  • Shanghai Brides Ranked As China's Most Costly For Suitors

    Would-be husbands of single young women in Shanghai are expected to pay out more than 100,000 yuan, or almost $16,400,  in ?betrothal? gifts and cash in order to seal a marriage, more than elsewhere in China, the state-published Shanghai Daily reported today. And that doesn?t include the cost of an all-important apartment, said the paper, citing a survey reported on the Internet last week.  
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  • "His Majesty the King has commanded me to announce that negotiations are going on between himself and Mr Agrippa Mafu of Swaziland concerning the king's imminent betrothal to Zola Zelusiwe Mafu, the daughter of Agrippa Mafu and his wife Rose,"...
    on Mar 3, 2004 By: Mangosuthu Buthelezi Source: Independent Online

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