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  1. engagements

    An engagement or betrothal is the period of time between the declaration of acceptance of a marriage proposal and the marriage itself (which is typically but not always commenced with a wedding). During this period, a couple is said to be fiancés (from the French), betrothed, intended, affianced, engaged to be married, or simply engaged. Future brides and grooms may be called fiancée (feminine) or fiancé (masculine), the betrothed, a wife-to-be or husband-to-be, respectively. The duration of the courtship varies vastly, and is largely dependent on cultural norms or upon the agreement of the parties involved. Long engagements were once common in formal arranged marriages, and it was not uncommon for parents betrothing children to arrange marriages many years before the engaged couple were old enough. This is still done in some countries. Many traditional Christian denominations have optional rites for Christian betrothal (also known as 'blessing an engaged couple' or 'declaration of intention') that bless and ratify the intent of a couple to marry before God and the Church.

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  1. engagementsnoun

    Plural noun of the word engagement.

    They sent a letter to their neighbor thanking thanking them for the party invitation and they would not attend as they other prior engagements.


    Submitted by MaryC on May 25, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of engagements in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of engagements in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. The MPOC:

    Industries and governments across the world engage in an array of efforts to defend their national interests. In MPOC's case, however, we ensure that all such activities are above board and are in accord with local rules and regulations governing such engagements.

  2. United States:

    There's a fear that moving too quickly on inter-Korean relations will undermine United States efforts to maintain pressure on North Korea to denuclearize and prematurely open the door to renewed economic engagements, it's a dynamic that comes from a long-standing mismatch in outlook between Seoul, which prioritizes peace and stability in its immediate neighborhood, and Washington -- which has an overwhelming focus on denuclearization.

  3. Yanghee Lee:

    The international community needs to really start to do some soul searching. Do they want to cooperate, engage as business as usual with a terrorist group or not ? Or do they want to put them in a different category in terms of their interactions or engagements ?

  4. H. L. Mencken:

    Jury: a group of twelve men who, having lied to the judge about their hearing, health and business engagements, have failed to fool him.

  5. Julie Montagu:

    We know that she hasn't been able to make all of the engagements that I think everybody expected her to make for the platinum jubilee, she's kind of picking and choosing. I do think she's kind of picking the ones that she also really wants to go to.

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