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Pauline privilege

noun, Roman Catholic Church.
1.
(in canon law) the privilege given to converts to dissolve a marriage with an unbaptized spouse if either obstructs the religious practices of the other.
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  • There is a kind of divorce in the Church known as the Pauline privilege.

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