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is Anglo-Saxon, and means a pledge. The ring is the pledge given by the man to avouch that he will perform his part of the contract.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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