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troth

 (trôth, trŏth, trōth)
n.
1.
a. Betrothal.
b. One's pledged fidelity.
2. Good faith; fidelity.
tr.v. trothed, troth·ing, troths
To pledge or betroth.

[Middle English trouthe, trothe, variant of treuthe, from Old English trēowth, truth; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

troth

(trəʊθ)
n
1. a pledge or oath of fidelity, esp a betrothal
2. truth (esp in the phrase in troth)
3. loyalty; fidelity
[Old English trēowth; related to Old High German gitriuwida loyalty; see truth]

troth

(trɔθ, troʊθ)

n. Archaic.
1. faithfulness; fidelity: by my troth.
2. truth or verity: in troth.
3. one's word or promise, esp. in betrothal.
[1125–75; Middle English trowthe, trouthe, variant of treuthe, Old English trēowth. See truth]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.troth - a mutual promise to marrytroth - a mutual promise to marry    
promise - a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
ringing - the giving of a ring as a token of engagement
2.troth - a solemn pledge of fidelitytroth - a solemn pledge of fidelity    
assurance, pledge - a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; "an assurance of help when needed"; "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"

troth

noun
The act or condition of being pledged to marry:
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They prayed, as they always do, for peace from on high and for salvation, for the Holy Synod, and for the Tsar; they prayed, too, for the servants of God, Konstantin and Ekaterina, now plighting their troth.
"By my troth, are all these silver dishes worth anything?"
"Ay" said James, "and by my troth, I wish he was alive again!