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trothplight

[trawth-plahyt, trohth-] /ˈtrɔθˌplaɪt, ˈtroʊθ-/ Archaic.
noun
1.
engagement to be married; betrothal.
verb (used with object)
2.
to betroth.
adjective
3.
Origin of trothplight
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English trouth plight having plighted troth, betrothed; see troth, plight2
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  • It was not surprising that he should enter some protest against any but a spontaneous cancelling of Gwen's trothplight.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for trothplight

trothplight

/ˈtrəʊθˌplaɪt/
noun
1.
a betrothal
verb
2.
(transitive) to betroth
adjective
3.
betrothed; engaged
Word Origin
C14: from troth + plight²
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