noun[mass noun] dated
Formal engagement to be married; engagement.
- Hey, I've arranged a lot of betrothals, you can't expect me to remember each one!
- Food is important at ceremonial occasions such as naming ceremonies, betrothals, marriages, and deaths.
- She had seemed so girlish, chattering on about clothes and gossiping about the recent betrothals.
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