Diriment
Diriment Dir"i*ment, a. [L. dirimens, p. pr. of dirimere. See {Dirempt}.] (Law) Absolute. [1913 Webster]

{Diriment impediment} (R. C. Ch.), an impediment that nullifies marriage. [1913 Webster]


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  • diriment — [dir′ə mənt] adj. [< L dirimens, prp. of dirimere, to interrupt < dis , apart + emere, to take: see REDEEM] invalidating; nullifying: chiefly in R.C.Ch. diriment impediment, an obstacle invalidating an attempted marriage …   English World dictionary

  • diriment — /dir euh meuhnt/, adj. causing to become wholly void; nullifying. [1840 50; < L diriment , s. of dirimens, prp. of dirimere; see DIREMPTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • diriment — adj. Law nullifying. Phrases and idioms: diriment impediment a factor (e.g. the existence of a prior marriage) rendering a marriage null and void from the beginning. Etymology: L dirimere f. dir = DIS + emere take …   Useful english dictionary

  • diriment — di|ri|ment Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • diriment — adj. nullifying, disqualifying, voiding …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diriment — dir·i·ment …   English syllables

  • diriment — /ˈdɪrəmənt/ (say diruhmuhnt) adjective 1. that renders absolutely void; nullifying. 2. Roman Catholic Church rendering marriage null and void from the very beginning. {Latin dirimens, present participle, separating, breaking off} …   Australian English dictionary

  • diriment —   a. Law, nullifying, especially as regards impediments to marriage …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Diriment impediment — Diriment Dir i*ment, a. [L. dirimens, p. pr. of dirimere. See {Dirempt}.] (Law) Absolute. [1913 Webster] {Diriment impediment} (R. C. Ch.), an impediment that nullifies marriage. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diriment impediment — [ dɪrɪm(ə)nt] noun (in ecclesiastical law) a factor which invalidates a marriage, such as the existence of a prior marriage. Origin C19: diriment from L. diriment , dirimere interrupt …   English new terms dictionary

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