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The betrothal is a promise of future marriage, and hence it differs from the marriage contract itself, which deals with that state as in the present.
Hence, a marriage contracted between the male party to a betrothal and the mother, sister, or daughter of the other party; and, vice versa, between the woman and the father, brother, or son of the man, would be null and void.
Betrothal in England was once a legal bar to matrimony with another; at present the only legal remedy for the violation of the betrothal is an action for breach of promise.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/b/betrothal.html   (1530 words)

 Betrothal - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The ill-defined laws as to betrothals tended to encourage abuses; and the people, especially in the rural districts, inclined to hold betrothal sufficient justification for cohabitation.
Betrothal, validly contracted, could be dissolved either by mutual consent, or by the supervening of some radical physical or social change in the parties, or by the omission to fulfil one of the conditions of the contract.
Public betrothal carries with it an obligation to marry, and in case of refusal an action "lies" for the injured party.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Betrothal   (867 words)

 Betrothal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Betrothal is a formal state of engagement to be married.
Historically betrothal was a formal contract, blessed or officiated by a religious authority.
Although these betrothals could be concluded with only the vows spoken by the couple, they had legal implications; Richard III of England had his older brother's children declared illegitimate on the grounds their father had been betrothed to another woman when he married their mother.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Betrothal   (478 words)

 Betrothal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
At the time of betrothal there were frequently exchanges of property between the couple and/or their families.
The purpose of the betrothal was clearly a time for the families to negotiate the terms of the union.
In some cases they were fairly long while one or both members of the united couple came of age (usually a minimum of 12 for her and 14 for him).
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 Betrothal - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Betrothal, engagement or formal agreement to marry, which may take the form of a verbal promise or a written contract between two individuals.
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It may be accompanied by a vision of Christ; the bestowal of a symbolic ring, the exchange of hearts, or a locution in which Christ formally espouses himself to the soul.
The spiritual betrothal is the high point of the prayer of conforming union and at the same time the transition to mystical marriage.
Father Marie Eugene states that in the three periods or phases that precede mystical marriage the first is one of preliminary mortifications, the second is the passive purgation of the spirit, and the third is the divine touches or visits in which occurs the spiritual betrothal.
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 Thailand Law Source: Family Law of Thailand
A betrothal agreement is effective only when the man gives "Khongman" or engagement property to the woman as evidence that the man will marry the women.
But it recognizes that if a betrothal has been made, the injured party is entitled to claim damages from the party which commits a breach of the betrothal agreement.
A woman who is betrothed is not entitled to claim from another woman who has had sexual intercourse with her fiance.
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 Betrothal - Should We Kiss Courtship Goodbye by Israel Wayne --
Betrothal is similar to courtship in that it insists that the young people must avoid inordinate physical contact.
In Biblical times, a betrothal was legally binding and in order to break off a betrothal the young man had to give his betrothed a certificate of divorce.
In a betrothal, if friction occurs (which is almost inevitable as two lives merge toward one), the young couple must work out the problem, just as they will for their whole married life.
www.fortifyingthefamily.com /betrothal.htm   (2110 words)

 Growthtrac Community :: Betrothal - Help!!!
I consider betrothal to be the oposite of dating, so I don't think I would see it as an engagement.
In betrothal - if it is confirmed, I was told that one cannot go back on it, but for dating its possible to decide against marriage.
Betrothal was called courtship in my church (it was a college campus church).
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 Bold Christian Living - Articles - A True Romantic Betrothal Example   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Although their unique story illustrates many of the betrothal principles discussed in this book, until more recently neither of them had ever heard of such a thing as "courtship" and certainly while they were still single they were largely unaware of the dangers and fallacies of dating.
During the betrothal period it was Matthew's task to prepare a place to take Maranatha to live together after their marriage.
Their betrothal was recognized as an authorization to communicate the depths of their feelings with one another and to release their emotions to one another, adding to the cautious friendship relationship they already had walked in as brother and sister in the Lord for more than four years.
www.boldchristianliving.com /site/articles/romance3.php   (4948 words)

 Courtship, Betrothal, and Dating A Christian Perspective --
However, I believe that the concept of courtship has taken a turn for the worse these past 5 years or so as more people have jumped on the bandwagon and attempt to distinguish their brand of courtship from everyone else's brand of courtship.
Pearl addresses the issue of betrothal and courtship and some of the extremes he perceives in some people's attempt to apply a biblical answer to the problem of marriage.
, Israel leans heavily on defining the terms courtship and betrothal according to modern cultural perceptions, assigning a methodology to each of the terms based more upon the modern application than historical application, and then explaining why the methodology assigned to the term betrothal is more effective than that of the common practice of courtship.
www.fortifyingthefamily.com /Courtship_and_Betrothal.html   (931 words)

 Betrothal & Marrige, Biblical Family Structures
A betrothal is a binding, legal transaction that is an integral part of the marriage.
We are betrothed to our bridegroom, Jesus and are waiting until He comes for us to consummate the marriage.
Once the betrothal has taken place and the marriage is started, there are some things that would take place.
www.haydid.org /pot2.htm   (2139 words)

 Betrothal - WeddingSolutions Forums
A betrothal is a declaration of a promise to marry.
When a woman is betrothed to a man she is promised to marry him or she is engaged to him.
After telling me what a betrothal is I feel you have made a good decision.
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 LITURGICAL TEXTS - The Service of Betrothal
The priest stands before the Royal Doors, looking towards the two who are to be Betrothed; and they stand outside the Royal Doors, the man to the right, and the woman on the left.
For to You are due all Glory, honor, and worship: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and to the ages of ages.
The servant of God (Name) is betrothed to the servant of God (Name), in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
www.goarch.org /en/Chapel/liturgical_texts/betrothal.asp   (841 words)

That they may be granted children for the continuation of the race and all their requests that are for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord.
Because you, O God, are merciful and love mankind, and to you we give glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and for ever, and to the ages of ages.
Lord, our God, who once betrothed yourself to the Church from the nations as a pure virgin, bless this betrothal, and unite and preserve these servants of yours in peace and concord.
www.anastasis.org.uk /betrotha.htm   (1106 words)

 Pakistanis Order Betrothal of 2-Year-Old   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
MULTAN, Pakistan - A tribal council in Pakistan has ordered the betrothal of a 2-year-old girl to a man 40 years older to punish her uncle for an alleged affair with the man's wife, police said Monday.
He said that the betrothal of a minor did not itself break the law, but forcing a woman to marry against her will carried a maximum 14-year jail sentence.
betrothal of a 2-year-old girl to a man 40 years older to punish her uncle for an alleged affair with the man's wife
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 Jan van Eyck
The objects themselves are charged with symbolism; Jan van Eyck's attitude to nature was medieval in that he seems to have regarded each created thing as a symbol of the workings of God's mind, and the universe as an immense structure of metaphors.
The casual eye is apt to read the Arnolfini betrothal portrait as a piece of genre, which looks forward to Vermeer and the Dutch intimists.
The Arnolfini Betrothal: Medieval Marriage and the Enigma of Van Eyck's Double Portrait, by Edwin Hall.
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 MacGregor: Marriage (Betrothal)
This feast is made after the request for the daughter has been privately made and settled upon in a previous night.
It is the formal announcement of the engagement or betrothal.
A proposal of marriage is first made by the boy's parents to the girl's.
www.hawaii.edu /oceanic/rotuma/os/MacGregor/McBetrothal.html   (929 words)

 A Medieval Russian Betrothal
For those of you who missed it (and those of us who couldn't hear over the storm going on), here is a synopsis of the Russian Betrothal ceremony which was held this Pennsic.
The betrothal ceremony began with a brief explanation of what was going to take place for those who didn't realize what they had walked in on.
The cast: the blushing bride, Ilyana Barsova; the unctuous uncle, Mordak Timofei'evich Rostovskogo; the greedy bridegroom, Paul Wickenden; the meritorious matchmaker, Yelizaveta Medvedeva; and the scrupulous scribe, Peotr Alexeivich.
braid.freeservers.com /betrothal.html   (723 words)

 Betrothal in a Monastery (Prokofiev) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Betrothal in a Monastery (Obrucheniye v monastïre in transliteration) is Sergei Prokofiev's 6th opera with an opus number.
Written in four acts to a Russian libretto by the composer and his second wife Mira Mendelson, the opera is based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan's comic opera libretto The Duenna.
The opera will be performed in 2006 at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Betrothal_in_a_Monastery_(Prokofiev)   (203 words)

 betrothal - OneLook Dictionary Search
BETROTHAL : 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
Phrases that include betrothal: betrothal in a monastery, polands betrothal with the sea
Words similar to betrothal: engagement, espousal, troth, more...
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 Amazon.com: Betrothal: Books: Arnette Lamb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Betrothal Sealed Their Fate...Amidst the splendor and decadence of Bath, Marjorie and Blake wager all their tomorrows to foster a love born against all odds...
Unlike the other 6 betrothals that her father has sent her in the past, Blake Chesterfield is determined that he will win Marjorie and keep his secret.
As they are both determined to have their own way they find themselves in a game of wills and passion.
www.amazon.com /Betrothal-Arnette-Lamb/dp/0671730029   (1116 words)

 The Rite of Betrothal and Crowning
For to Thee are due all glory, honor, and worship, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.
The servant of God, N., is betrothed to the handmaid of God, N., in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
The Betrothal, being a rite, is usually celebrated in the Narthex at the Church.
www.geocities.com /canonical_orthodox_2000/betrothal-crowning.html   (4895 words)

 May 4, 2005 : The Betrothal
For each one there comes a moment to accept or decline betrothal.
Let us consider what led the first six members of the Church to accept betrothal.
The first was Andrew, who now is known as "Andrew the First-Called." He and his companion, before their "betrothal," were disciples of the Forerunner.
www.antiochian.org /dynamis/1115179200.html   (624 words)

 definition of betrothal (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The act of betrothing, or the fact of being betrothed; a mutual promise, engagement, or contract for a future marriage between the persons betrothed; betrothment; affiance.
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Act, Affiance, Being, Betrothed, Betrothing, Betrothment, Between, Contract, Engagement, Fact, For, Future, Marriage, Mutual, Of, Or, Persons, Promise, The
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 van Eyck, Jan: The betrothal of the Arnolfini   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
van Eyck, Jan: The betrothal of the Arnolfini
Text about "The betrothal of the Arnolfini" from E.H. Gombrich, "The Story of Art"
The Image Viewer allows you to resize the image to fit your screen, display as a thumbnail, zoom in up to 200%, or even change the background color.
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 Together We Stand: Betrothal Episode Cast Members - TV.com
At the ripe age of thirteen he was shot into stardom with Harrison Ford in the money train...
Add Recurring Roles to Together We Stand - Betrothal.
Add Guest Stars to Together We Stand - Betrothal.
www.tv.com /betrothal/episode/194998/cast.html   (225 words)

 Romantic Betrothal - Making Dreams Come True!
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 Erusin & Nissu'in (Betrothal & Marriage) - Jewish Knowledge Base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Erusin & Nissu'in (Betrothal & Marriage) - Jewish Knowledge Base
The laws governing the annulment of vows distinguishes between an arus ('betrothed") and a baal ("husband").
In everlasting memory of our founder, Rabbi Yosef Y. Kazen, pioneer of Torah, Judaism and Jewish information on the web
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