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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The king starts to take notice of Cromwell and comes to rely on the lawyer's advice, but then news arrives from York that Cardinal Wolsey has been arrested by Harry Percy, a vengeful act for denying his betrothal to Anne eight years earlier.
A year after her betrothal to the Kyrenican prince, no one has suspected that Princess Wilha has been a decoy--and that Elara, her secret twin sister, has been pretending to be Wilha all along.
His sister Jen bullies him into attending Amanda's engagement dinner - seeing the love of his life celebrate her betrothal to another man is the last thing the village vicar wants.
She plays Margaret, the Norwegian queen of Scotland whose betrothal to James III saw Scotland given the Orkney and Shetland islands.
Priya's bolshie brother is still in denial over her betrothal and flatly refuses to attend the bash.
Luca Vianello's future is set in stone: from inheriting the family gondola business to his betrothal to Annalisa, the blacksmith's daughter.
The outdoor wedding was packed with guests who witnessed the betrothal of the two.
It incorporates temporary marriages common in the maritime world, Maori marriage traditions and rituals of betrothal and pakuwha, and Christian marriage traditions, including common-law marriage, Maori customary marriage, and unions sanctioned by the church and state, and considers how they informed the development of marriage law and practice in the country.
Swat resident killed in Karachi: SWAT: Unidentified person killed Iqbal Hussain son of Noor Badshah who had gone to Karachi for his brother's betrothal on Friday.
and midnight, BBCA) Jason is heartbroken when he learns of Ariadne's betrothal to Heptarian.
In order to understand the historical impact of this particular marital contract fully, my intention is fourfold: to assess the motivation for arranging the marriage; to consider the legal and canonical nature of this betrothal and its significance; to explore the reasons why Infante Sancho chose to violate the contract; and to analyze and evaluate the unfortunate and prolonged political chaos that ensued due to Sancho's actions.
Married four times, her last betrothal was to the actor Ernest Borgnine in 1964.
The owner of the Chateau de Vallery, where the couple stayed with their 60 guests, said on Sunday that the betrothal a day earlier ended with a dinner and an unusual fireworks display - of water, fire and snow - in the chateau gardens.
The filly Boleyn probably gets her name from her sire, Sir Percy, as in 1523 there was a secret betrothal between Anne and Henry Percy, son of the 5th Earl of Northumberland.
But can her betrothal to the mercurial future king be worth her freedom?