Handfast

Adjective

  • (obsolete) Fast by contract; betrothed by joining hands.
  • (rare) Strong; steadfast.

Noun

  • (obsolete) A contract, agreement, covenant; specifically betrothal, espousal.
  • (obsolete) A hold, grasp; custody, power of confining or keeping.

Verb

  • (transitive, Wicca) To betroth by joining hands, in order to allow cohabitation before the celebration of marriage; to marry provisionally.
  • (transitive) To pledge; to bind

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