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DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

the dissolving of a natural bond in a marriage that is not a sacrament, as in the case of a Pauline Privilege when one of the parties enters a sacramental marriage union. Also the dissolving of a sacramental marriage that had not been consummated by natural intercourse after the marital contract.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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