un- + betrothed
Adjective unbetrothed (not comparable) Not betrothed. 1818, Lucy Aikin, Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth: Elizabeth in consequence remained unbetrothed, and her father soon afterwards secured to himself a more strenuous ally in the earl of Lenox, also of the blood-royal of Scotland, by bestowing upon this nobleman the hand, not of his daughter, but of his niece the lady Margaret Douglas. 1922, Fay-Cooper Cole, The Tinguian: The early pledging and marriage of the children has reduced illicit sexual intercourse to a minimum; nevertheless, it sometimes happens that an unbetrothed girl, not a pota, is found to be pregnant.
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