handfasting

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hand·fast·ing

 (hănd′făs′tĭng)
n.
1. A Neopagan wedding ceremony in which the participants' hands are ritually joined, in some cases solemnizing a union for a specified term rather than permanently.
2. Archaic A handclasp used as a ceremony of betrothal.

handfasting

(ˈhændˌfɑːstɪŋ)
n
1. an archaic word for betrothal
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a kind of trial marriage marked by the formal joining of hands
3. (Alternative Belief Systems) a contemporary pagan (esp Wiccan) marriage ceremony