Definitions for "HANDFASTING"
Keywords:  wiccan, rite, pagan, wedding, love
A Pagan "marriage", although the word ‘marriage' isn't quite right at all. Can be of short duration, such as a year and a day, or can be a permanent bond.
Trial marriage, usually a year and a day
a magickal rite in which two people who seek to join their lives enter into a contract before their gods and their loved ones to abide together, physically and spiritually
During protests, this is done to ensure the difficulty of ones removal by use of handcuffs.