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MATRIMONIUM NON CONSUMMATUM

A marriage that has been validly contracted but not consummated by natural marital intercourse. such a marriage may be dispensed for a just cause by the Pope at the request of either party or dissolved ipso jure (by the law itself) through a solemn vow of religious profession.

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

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