handfast definition

  • noun:
    • Archaic A handclasp accustomed represent a pledge, including a contract or wedding.
    • A hold, grasp; custody, energy of confining or maintaining.
    • A contract, agreement, covenant¬†; specifically betrothal, espousal.
    • Hold; grasp.
    • Custody; power of confining or keeping.
    • A contract; specifically, an espousal.
    • hold; grasp; hold.
    • Custody; power of confining or maintaining; a holding on security or bail.
    • A pledge, vow, or agreement; specially, betrothal.
  • verb:
    • To pledge; to bind
    • To betroth by joining arms, so that you can enable cohabitation before the event of marriage; to marry provisionally.
  • adjective:
    • Quick by agreement; betrothed by joining arms.
    • Strong; steadfast.
    • Quick by agreement; betrothed by joining arms.
    • Strong; steadfast.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To pledge; to bind.
    • To betroth by joining fingers, to be able to permit cohabitation, ahead of the formal special event of marriage; in certain areas of Scotland it had been in effect to get married provisionally, allowing cohabitation for a-year, thereafter the wedding could possibly be formalized or dissolved.
  • others:
    • To just take or hold using hand; hold firmly or securely; understanding.
    • to become listed on together by or just as if because of the clasping of hands; make fast; bind; especially, to betroth.
    • In some areas of Scotland, formerly, to get married provisionally because of the ceremony of joining fingers.
    • Having a close hand; close-fisted.
    • limited by pledge, guarantee, or contract; specifically, betrothed, or united just as if by betrothal.
    • In Scotland, formerly, joined in provisional wedlock.

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