Definitions for handfastˈhændˌfæst, -ˌfɑst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hand•fastˈhændˌfæst, -ˌfɑst(n.)

  1. Archaic. a covenant or contract, esp. a betrothal, usu. completed by a handclasp.

Origin of handfast:

1150–1200; ME (ptp.), earlier handfest < Scand; fasten

Webster Dictionary

  1. Handfast(noun)

    hold; grasp; custody; power of confining or keeping

  2. Handfast(noun)

    contract; specifically, espousal

  3. Handfast(adj)

    fast by contract; betrothed by joining hands

  4. Handfast(verb)

    to pledge; to bind; to betroth by joining hands, in order to cohabitation, before the celebration of marriage

  5. Handfast(noun)

    strong; steadfast


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