Definition of Handfast. Meaning of Handfast. Synonyms of Handfast

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Definition of Handfast

Handfast
Handfast Hand"fast`, n. 1. Hold; grasp; custody; power of confining or keeping. [Obs.] --Shak. 2. Contract; specifically, espousal. [Obs.]
Handfast
Handfast Hand"fast`, a. Fast by contract; betrothed by joining hands. [Obs.] --Bale.
Handfast
Handfast Hand"fast`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Handfasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Handfasting.] To pledge; to bind; to betroth by joining hands, in order to cohabitation, before the celebration of marriage. [Obs.]
Handfast
Handfast Hand"fast`, n. [G. handfest; hand hand + fest strong. See Fast.] Strong; steadfast.[R.] --Carlyle.

Meaning of Handfast from wikipedia

- Handfasting is a rural folkloric and neopagan custom, initially found in western European countries, in which a couple hold a commitment ceremony. The...
- Handfasting may refer to: Haandfæstning, charter of rights and liberties issued by premodern Danish monarchs Handfasting (Neopaganism), term for "wedding"...
- influenced by religious and traditional practices. These practices included handfasting, engagements, common-law marriage, church weddings, gift exchange and...
- are three chalk formations, including a stack and a stump, located at Handfast Point, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, southern England. They mark the...
- Roger and Brianna meet in Wilmington, North Carolina and enter into a handfast marriage, but quarrel afterward. Brianna is accosted and raped by Bonnet...
- A Celtic Handfast or Wedding Blessing (performed by a Civil Celebrant) with witnesses present, at Glamis, Scotland....
- which handfasting created could only be dissolved by death. English legal authorities held that, even if not followed by intercourse, handfasting was as...
- Old Harry may refer to: Old Harry Rocks, chalk formation at Handfast Point, Dorset Devil...
- a bridegroom in Rajasthan A bride and a bridegroom in Nepal Neopagan handfasting ceremony A muslim couple in India Fire rituals at a Hindu wedding, India...
- Neopagan handfasting ceremony at Avebury (Beltane 2005)...
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