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diriment

[ dir-uh-muhnt ]

adjective

  1. causing to become wholly void; nullifying.


diriment

/ ˈdɪrɪmənt /

adjective

  1. (of an impediment to marriage in canon law) totally invalidating
  2. rare.
    nullifying


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Word History and Origins

Origin of diriment1

1840–50; < Latin diriment-, stem of dirimēns, present participle of dirimere; diremption

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Word History and Origins

Origin of diriment1

C19: from Latin dirimēns separating, from Latin dirimere to part, from dis- 1+ emere to obtain

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Example Sentences

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

The instruments used to render its strict theory ineffective are "diriment impediments" and "dispensations."

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