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LeoLeoMikesch

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German, Germany
A Lord is bethrothed to a Lady.
I'm guessing, it is "engaged" or "promised" - but I am not sure.
Who is, and could give me some background about the historical and social context? (used how long ago? limited to a certain social status?)
Thanks
 
  • panjandrum

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    English-Ireland (top end)
    Betrothed (note the spelling) means committed to marriage
    It meant more than the modern sense of engaged.
    A betrothal was a contract to marry.
     
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