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MARRIAGE BY PROXY

An agent substituting for one of the absent parties in a marriage ceremony. It is permissible provided the agent has authentic written credentials signed by the absentee and the parish priest where the commission was given, or by two reliable witnesses.

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

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