betrothal


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the act or condition of being pledged to marry

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a mutual promise to marry

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the act of becoming betrothed or engaged

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At the core of his argument is a claim that since betrothal in premodern times was often accompanied by sex and cohabitation, and only sometimes followed by a church wedding, postmodern Christians need not embrace the idea that marriage, sex, and cohabitation begin with a wedding.
This first episode begins in Nazareth, where Mary (Tatiana Maslany, above) counts her blessings when her parents arrange for her betrothal to local carpenter Joseph (Andrew Buchan).
The stories range from Mary's birth through her betrothal to Joseph, the birth of Jesus, the flight to Egypt, and Jesus' childhood deeds to his appearance in the Temple at age 12.
This is the story of 15-year-old Flaed's betrothal to Ethelred--a man close to her father's age and someone she has never met.
Their betrothal was announced on January 19, 1923 and their wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on April 26.
Later writers determined that Joseph must have been an old widower at the time of his betrothal to Mary: old to suggest that he was beyond fleshly desire, and a widower to supply an answer to those "brothers and sisters of Jesus" that show up in the gospels.
Dickey, the handkerchief--like the glove and the fan--"has also been recognized as a marriage accessory presented to the bride as a token of betrothal or a wedding gift, and displayed, as embroidered gloves often were, as part of the trousseau.
On the night of the betrothal announcement, who should arrive but Beatrice (Alison Tatlock), disguised as her deceased twin brother, Federigo.
Confusion about the betrothal none-the-less extended to Henman's future in-laws as Lucy's father last night professed ignorance of the forthcoming wedding.
If the Grand Pas d'Action of the Betrothal Scene of La Bayadere was put together during the 1940s from music originally used in the no-longer-performed final act, how can we see it as Petipa's work?
Partnership, harmony, and love (including sex) perhaps paradoxically (to our minds) manifested themselves in Roman marriages despite the fact that a betrothal represented the "communal" decision of family members on the basis of criteria not necessarily related to the feelings of the parties themselves.
And while her betrothal to Vujacic (above) - no pauper himself, with an estimated fortune of pounds 10million - promises to forge a household of unrivalled financial clout in sport, she is in no mood to let tennis play second serve to her wedding plans.
Despite his apparent years, the King can also sing and dance and his final betrothal to Dame Trot is a match made.
From the 1999 conference of the Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies, held in Atlanta, Georgia, 12 selected and refereed papers discuss such topics as a mystical commentary on the Song of Songs in the hand of David Maimonides II, logistical and other otherworldly problems in Saadya, the betrothal of an adult woman by an agent in Geonic Responsa, an early Karaite grammatical treatise, and Jews in changing empires of medieval Islam.
Their betrothal was announced six days later, in the Court Circular.