Definition of pre-engagement in English:

pre-engagement

noun

  • The action of pre-engaging someone or something; the fact of being already or previously engaged; an instance of this, an engagement or commitment previously given or made.

adjective

  • Existing or occurring prior to engagement; specifically prior or preparatory to being engaged to be married; of or relating to a promise to become engaged to be married, especially in "pre-engagement ring".

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From pre- + engagement.

Pronunciation

pre-engagement

/ˌpriːɛnˈɡeɪdʒm(ə)nt//ˌpriːɪnˈɡeɪdʒm(ə)nt//ˌpriːɪŋˈɡeɪdʒm(ə)nt/