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diriment impediment

noun, Law.
1.
a fact or circumstance that renders a marriage void from the beginning.
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  • The simple vow of chastity made by the scholastics is a diriment impediment of matrimony.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell

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