diriment impediment

Definitions of diriment impediment
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n (canon law) an impediment that invalidates a marriage (such as the existence of a prior marriage)

Type of:
balk, baulk, check, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment
something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

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