exchange vows

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exchange vows

  1. (literally of two parties) To make a mutual promise.
  2. To get married.
    • 1953 Jan. 10, "Earl of Dalkeith, Jane McNeill To Be Wed in Brilliant Ceremony," Montreal Gazette, p. 17 (retrieved 25 Nov 2012):
      The wealthy Earl of Dalkeith and Jane McNeil, 22-year-old former model, will exchange vows tomorrow in Britain's society wedding of the year.
    • 1982 Feb. 8, Albin Krebs] and Robert McG. Thomas Jr., "A Royal Turnout for a Luxembourg Bride," New York Times, (retrieved 25 Nov 2012):
      After exchanging vows twice, once at a civil ceremony in the royal palace and then at Notre Dame Cathedral, the newlyweds, both 27 years old, joined 800 guests for a lunch at the municipal theater.
    • 2004 Nov. 22, Barbara Kiviat, "Hitched to a Star," Time:
      The couple exchanged vows in front of 450 guests—plus a 49-person bridal party.