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SIMPLE VALIDATION

Making valid a previously invalid marriage by having the parties renew their marital consent. This is the preferred method and should be used whenever possible to validate a marriage that was invalid for lack of knowledge or free consent, or because of some invalidating impediment that has since been removed.

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

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