Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A plighting of troth between man and .woman. Litt. ยง 39. An agreement by which a man or woman promise each other that they will marry together. Poth. Trait6 du Mar. n. 24.