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betrothed

[bih-trohth d, -trawtht] /bɪˈtroʊðd, -ˈtrɔθt/
adjective
1.
engaged to be married:
She is betrothed to that young lieutenant.
noun
2.
the person to whom one is engaged:
He introduced us to his betrothed.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; betroth + -ed2
Related forms
unbetrothed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un betrothed

betrothed

/bɪˈtrəʊðd/
adjective
1.
engaged to be married: he was betrothed to her
noun
2.
the person to whom one is engaged; fiancé or fiancée
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Word Origin and History for un betrothed

betrothed

adj.

1530s, past participle adjective from betroth (v.). As a noun, in use by 1580s.

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