affianced


affianced

adjective

  1. betrothed; engaged.

verb (used with object), af·fi·anced, af·fi·anc·ing.

  1. to pledge by promise of marriage; betroth.

noun Archaic.

  1. a pledging of faith, as a marriage contract.
  2. trust; confidence; reliance.

verb

  1. (tr) to bind (a person or oneself) in a promise of marriage; betroth

noun

  1. archaic a solemn pledge, esp a marriage contract
v.

1520s, “to promise,” from Old French afiancier “to pledge, promise, give one’s word,” from afiance (n.) “confidence, trust,” from afier “to trust,” from Late Latin affidare, from ad- “to” (see ad-) + fidare “to trust,” from fidus (see affidavit). From mid-16c. especially “to promise in marriage.” Related: Affianced; affiancing.

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