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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plight \Plight\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Plighting.] [AS. plihtan to expose to danger, pliht danger;cf. D. verplichten to oblige, engage, impose a duty, G. verpflichten, Sw. f["o]rplikta, Dan. forpligte. See Plight, n.] 1. To pledge; to give as a pledge for the performance of some act; as, to plight faith, honor, word; -- never applied to property or goods. " To do them plighte their troth." --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] He plighted his right hand Unto another love, and to another land. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Here my inviolable faith I plight. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To promise; to engage; to betroth. [1913 Webster] Before its setting hour, divide The bridegroom from the plighted bride. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]