impedient impediment

im·​pe·​di·​ent impediment | \ ə̇mˈpēdēənt- \

Definition of impedient impediment

: a bar to marriage that is an obstacle to the marriage if known but that does not make the marriage void after it has been solemnized

called also hindering impediment

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History and Etymology for impedient impediment

impedient from Latin impedient-, impediens, present participle of impedire

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“Impedient impediment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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