Consensus, non concubitus, facit matrimonium


Consensus, non concubitus, facit matrimonium
A meeting of the minds, and not cohabitation, constitutes a marriage. This was a maxim of the common law, the civil law and of the ecclesiastical law as well, and the sounder rule established by express decisions on the question is that mutual consent only is necessary. 35 Am J1st Mar § 29.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • consensus, non concubitus, facit nuptias vel matrimonium, et consentire non possunt ante annos nubiles — /kansensas, non kankyuwbatas, feysat napshiyas vel maetr3m6wn(i)yam, et konsantayriy non posant aentiy snows n(y)uwbaliyz/ Consent, and not cohabitation (or coition), constitutes nuptials or marriage, and persons cannot consent before… …   Black's law dictionary

  • consensus, non concubitus, facit nuptias vel matrimonium, et consentire non possunt ante annos nubiles — /kansensas, non kankyuwbatas, feysat napshiyas vel maetr3m6wn(i)yam, et konsantayriy non posant aentiy snows n(y)uwbaliyz/ Consent, and not cohabitation (or coition), constitutes nuptials or marriage, and persons cannot consent before… …   Black's law dictionary

  • consent — con·sent n 1 a: compliance in or approval of what is done or proposed by another; specif: the voluntary agreement or acquiescence by a person of age or with requisite mental capacity who is not under duress or coercion and usu. who has knowledge… …   Law dictionary

  • marriage — mar·riage / mar ij/ n 1: the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a legal, consensual, and contractual relationship recognized and sanctioned by and dissolvable only by law see also divorce 2: the ceremony… …   Law dictionary


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