Definition of IMPEDIMENTS


IMPEDIMENTS

its validity, they are dirimant (q. v.) and
prohibitive. (q. v.) 1. The absolute impediments are those which
prevent the person subject to them from marrying at, all, without
either the nullity of marriage, or, its being punishable. 2. The
relative impediments are those which regard only certain persons
with regard to each other; as, the marriage of a brother to a
sister. 3. The dirimant impediments are those which render a
marriage void; as, where one of the contracting parties is already
married to another person. 4. Prohibitive impediments are those
which do not render the marriage null, but subject the parties to
a punishment. Bowy. Mod. Civ. Law, 44, 45.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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