restraint of marriage

A provision in a contract, a deed, or will which operates as a positive or probable, absolute or partial, prohibition of marriage. 35 Am J1st Mar §§ 247 et seq.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • restraint of marriage — a condition attached to a gift or bequest or in a contract that nullifies the grant if the donee or grantee marries and is usually void if general and unlimited in scope …   Useful english dictionary

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  • restraint — Confinement, abridgment, or limitation. Prohibition of action; holding or pressing back from action. Hindrance, confinement, or restriction of liberty. Obstruction, hindrance or destruction of trade or commerce. See restraint of trade stop. @… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • marriage — Legal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife. Singer v. Kara, 11 Wash.App. 247, 522 P.2d 1187, 1193. Marriage, as distinguished from the agreement to marry and from the act of becoming married, is the legal status, condition, or… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • Child marriage — Small child brides Child marriage and child betrothal customs occur in various times and places, whereby children are given in matrimony before marriageable age as defined by the commentator and often before puberty. Today such customs are fairly …   Wikipedia

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