diriment impediment

noun
dir·​i·​ment impediment | \ ˈdirəmənt- \

Definition of diriment impediment

: a disability that makes void a marriage contracted even with the required legal solemnities

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History and Etymology for diriment impediment

Latin diriment-, dirimens, present participle of dirimere to take apart, interrupt, destroy

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“Diriment impediment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diriment%20impediment. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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