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diriment

[dir-uh-muh nt] /ˈdɪr ə mənt/
adjective
1.
causing to become wholly void; nullifying.
Origin of diriment
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin diriment-, stem of dirimēns, present participle of dirimere; see diremption
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  • The instruments used to render its strict theory ineffective are "diriment impediments" and "dispensations."

  • The simple vow of chastity made by the scholastics is a diriment impediment of matrimony.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for diriment

diriment

/ˈdɪrɪmənt/
adjective
1.
(of an impediment to marriage in canon law) totally invalidating
2.
(rare) nullifying
Word Origin
C19: from Latin dirimēns separating, from Latin dirimere to part, from dis-1 + emere to obtain
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