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- n. The capability to be dissolved or disintegrated
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being dissoluble; capacity of being dissoluble; capacity of being dissolved by heat or moisture, and converted into a fluid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Capacity of being dissolved.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of being dissoluble
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"Most Socialists stand for dissolubility of the marriage ties at the pleasure of the contracting parties."
Hence arose the idea of the dissolubility of marriage and divorce, superseding the unity and indissolubility of the marriage bond.
Such dissolubility would be in direct contradiction with the essential purpose of marriage, the proper propagation of the human race, and the education of the children.
A certain dissolubility of marriage whenever contracted must therefore be admitted, even according to the natural law, at least in the sense that marriage, unlike other contracts, may not be dissolved at the pleasure of the contracting parties.
Scholars, however, are not unanimous about the limits of its dissolubility.
However, even such dissolubility would not be in accord with the secondary purposes of marriage, and it is therefore regarded by St. Thomas (IV Sent., dist. xxxiii, Q, ii, a. 1) and most Catholic scholars as against the secondary demands of the natural law.
Some held the erroneous opinion of private dissolubility, because they regarded such a union as no real marriage, but simply as betrothal, and therefore they treated it according to the juridical principles in regard to betrothal.
That in exceptional cases, in which continued cohabitation would nullify the essential purpose of marriage, the dissolubility may nevertheless not be permitted, can hardly be proved as postulated by the natural law from the primary purpose of marriage.
This question has found two solutions, which are partially true: that of the indissolubility of Logic and Grammar, and that of their dissolubility.
He made no pretence of thinking the principle of divorce _a vinculo_ anything but an immense evil, but he still held himself free, if that view were repudiated, to consider the legislative question of dissolubility and its conditions.
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