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That portion of the Marriage Service in which the man and the woman join hands and give their troth (i.e., truth or promise of fidelity) each to the other. This is the Marriage Vow and is usually said at the foot of the chancel steps, the marriage proper (with the ring) taking place at the Altar Rail.

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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Betrothal'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. 1901.

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