unlawful ab initio
- Unlawful from the beginning. In cases of total divorce, the marriage is declared null, as having been absolutely unlawful ab initio (from the beginning); and the parties are therefore separated pro salute animarum (for the welfare of their souls). See 1 Bl Comm 440. See trespass ab initio.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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