absolute impediment

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.səˌlut ɪmˈpɜd.ə.mn̩t/, /ˌæb.səˈljut ɪmˈpɜd.ə.mn̩t/

Noun[edit]

absolute impediment (plural absolute impediments)

  1. (law) A diriment impediment that prevents a person from marrying, but does not require punishment or an annulment.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 7