Sub`ar*ra"tion (?), n. [Pref. sub- + L. arra, arrha, earnest money. See Earnest a pledge.]

The ancient custom of betrothing by the bestowal, on the part of the man, of marriage gifts or tokens, as money, rings, or other presents, upon the woman.


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