Sibberidge

(3 syl.). Banns of marriage. (Anglo-Saxon sibbe, alliance; whence the old English word sibrede, relationship, kindred.) (See Gossip.)

For every man it schuldë drede
And Nameliche in his sibrede.

Gower: Confessio Amantis.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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