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]


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  • 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

  • diriment impediment — noun (canon law) an impediment that invalidates a marriage (such as the existence of a prior marriage) • Topics: ↑canon law, ↑ecclesiastical law • Hypernyms: ↑hindrance, ↑hinderance, ↑deterrent, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • diriment impediment — Law. a fact or circumstance that renders a marriage void from the beginning. * * * …   Universalium

  • Impediment of Crime —     Impediment of Crime     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Impediment of Crime     An Impediment of Crime nullifies marriage according to ecclesiastical law, and arises from adultery and homicide separately or together. The Roman civil law prohibited… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • 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 — [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

  • Impediment of Crime — The Impediment of Crime or crimen is, in the canon law of the Roman Catholic Church, a diriment impediment to marriage arising from certain circumstance involving homicide and adultery an impediment such that it prevents the marriage bond from… …   Wikipedia

  • impediment — /ɪmˈpɛdəmənt / (say im peduhmuhnt) noun 1. some physical defect, especially a speech disorder: an impediment in speech. 2. obstruction or hindrance; obstacle. 3. (usually plural) impedimenta. 4. Chiefly Ecclesiastical Law a. a bar, usually of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

  • impediment — impedimental /im ped euh men tl/, impedimentary, adj. /im ped euh meuhnt/, n. 1. obstruction; hindrance; obstacle. 2. any physical defect that impedes normal or easy speech; a speech disorder. 3. Chiefly Eccles. Law. a bar, usually of blood or… …   Universalium

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