Definitions for handfastˈhændˌfæst, -ˌfɑst

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  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

  6. Origin: [G. handfest; hand hand + fest strong. See Fast.]

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