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  • n. In Roman Catholic canon law, the making of a putative marriage valid following the removal of some impediment.
  • n. A ceremony in which a marriage, such as a civil marriage, is made recognized by the church.


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  • According to the Code of Canon Law, "The radical sanation of an invalid marriage is its convalidation without the renewal of consent" CIC 1161:1.

    Mary Queen of Scots


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