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consummation of a marriage

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The “completion” of a marriage by an act of sexual intercourse. It is defined for these purposes as complete penetration of the vagina by the penis (although ejaculation is not necessary). ...

consummation of a marriage

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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... of a marriage The ‘completion’ of a marriage by an act of sexual intercourse. It is defined for these purposes as complete penetration of the vagina by the penis (although ejaculation is not necessary). A marriage may be consummated despite the use of a contraceptive sheath. If a spouse is incapable of consummation or refuses without good reason to consummate the marriage, these may be grounds for annulment of the marriage. If one of the partners refuses to arrange an additional marriage ceremony (e.g. in a church) without which he knows his spouse...

consummation of a marriage

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A Dictionary of Law (10 ed.)

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... of a marriage The “completion” of a marriage by an act of sexual intercourse. It is defined for these purposes as complete penetration of the vagina by the penis (although ejaculation is not necessary). A marriage may be consummated despite the use of a contraceptive sheath. If a spouse is incapable of consummation or refuses without good reason to consummate the marriage, these may be grounds for annulment of the marriage. If one of the partners refuses to arrange an additional marriage ceremony (e.g. in a church) without which he knows his spouse...

consummation of a marriage

consummation of a marriage  

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The “completion” of a marriage by an act of sexual intercourse. It is defined for these purposes as complete penetration of the vagina by the penis (although ejaculation is not necessary). A marriage ...
Family and Society

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Ralph Houlbrooke

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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6,144 words
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...). The first signs of demographic recovery, hesitant at first, are apparent from the late 15th century. From the 1520s †population growth was stronger, and after 1538 early parish registers point to a regime of high fertility and of mortality lower than in the preceding era. They also reveal that relaxed attitudes to ante‐nuptial consummation were widespread: about one bride in four or five was probably pregnant at marriage in the second half of the 16th century. A narrowing of economic opportunities for the majority, one sign of which was a marked decline in...

The Song of Solomon

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Athalya Brenner

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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...lover: run away, jump like a deer on the fragrant mountains ( v. 14 ). Thus, at the end of the Song readers, and lovers, are precisely where they were at its beginning. Although a poignant personal credo of what love is about is voiced by a female to a male, and is placed in 8:6–7 , it does not end the whole. At the end lovers are, once more, apart. They look, search, depart and go—especially the female lovers, who are more active than the males. And yet, a clear act of consummation has occurred in the exact quantitative centre of the book. The collection's...

Tobit

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Joseph A. Fitzmyer, SJ and Joseph A. Fitzmyer, SJ

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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7,111 words
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..., Tobias's prayer, the third formal prayer, is uttered in obedience to Raphael's instruction ( 6:18 ): he praises God, the creator and author of human marriage ( Gen 2:24 ), and begs the grace of a long life together with Sarah. v. 5 , ‘Blessed’, cf. Song of Thr 3 . v. 9 , ‘went to sleep’, the presumption is that they consummated the marriage. The Vg of 8:4 speaks of three nights of continence before consummation: ‘Sarra, exsurge; deprecemus Deum hodie et cras et secundum cras, quia istis tribus noctibus Deo iungimur; tertia autem transacta nocte in...

Exploration

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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4,825 words
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Oxford University Press

...while Crawfurd's 1820s accounts of Java, Thailand, and China emerged from commercial investigations and diplomacy for the *East India Company . A slightly earlier work might, however, be seen as the consummation of these developments— Thomas Raffles 's History of Java ( 1817 ), written not from an exploratory voyage but from the author's administration during the brief period of British rule ( 1811–16 ). Like Forster's Observations of fifty years earlier, it consisted not in a journal but a systematic description of agriculture, religion, languages,...

Matthew

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Dale C. Allison, Jr. and Dale C. Allison, Jr.

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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49,867 words
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...higher. This imaginative raising of vision leaves distress behind and prepares for envisaging the good help that comes from heaven ( v. 30 ). The supernatural darkness of the consummation ( v. 29 ) is richly symbolic. Not only does it belong to the correlation of beginning and end ( cf. Gen 1:2 ), but it is a sign of both divine judgement ( Am 5:18, 20 ) and mourning ( Jer 4:27–8 ) and becomes the velvet background for the Son of Man's splendour ( 24:27, 30 ). Moreover, on the literary level it foreshadows the darkness of Jesus' death ( 27:45 ) while that...

Judges

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Susan Niditch and Susan Niditch

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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...consummation of Gideon's offering. YHWH's power is frequently revealed in the fire ( see Gen 15:17; Ex 3:1–6; cf. Judg 13:20 ). Gideon's fearful response is typical of biblical theophanies, and the subsequent building of an altar and folk etymology commemorating the dramatic experience of God place Gideon in a line of Israelite ancestor heroes ( see Gen 29:17–18; 32:30 ). v. 23 , having experienced the power of God through an intermediary, Gideon now receives messages directly from the Lord. vv. 25–35 , God's charge to Gideon is to commit a bold act of...

Romans

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Craig C. Hill and Craig C. Hill

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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30,053 words
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...apostolic occupation and an approaching eschatological consummation ( 13:11–12 ). Moreover, Romans is not a good compendium of Pauline teaching; much that is contained in Paul's other letters is absent. Why did Paul write at such length about these particular issues, most notably, the law and Judaism? Scholars have looked both to Paul's own circumstances and to the circumstances of the Roman church for answers. 3.1. What do we know about Paul's situation that might be relevant to the composition of Romans? Surely the most important datum is the recent,...

Mark

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C. M. Tuckett and C. M. Tuckett

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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44,701 words
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...in this section, in 9:1 , is also much debated. It seems to suggest that the final consummation of all things, and the arrival of the eschatological kingdom of God in power, will come within the lifetime of the bystanders of Jesus. If that is what is meant, the promise has clearly failed to materialize. Precisely for that reason, many have seen here a genuine saying of Jesus, on the grounds that such an unfulfilled prophecy would not be invented by later Christians. Attempts to explain the saying away (e.g. by referring it to the cross, or even the...

Luke

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Eric Franklin and Eric Franklin

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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...which the angel's visit to Zechariah is but a prelude. The fulfilment of its promise guarantees that those to Mary will not fail. The annunciation scene to Mary outstrips that to Zechariah in the wonder of the birth, the status of the child, the nature of his work, and the response of the one addressed. Luke is emphatic that Mary, though betrothed to Joseph, was a virgin. Betrothal meant the entering into the legal contract of marriage though consummation did not normally occur until the time when, probably around a year later, the bride left her father's house...

conjugal rights

conjugal rights  

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The rights of either spouse of a marriage, which include the right to the other's consortium (company), cohabitation (sexual intercourse), and maintenance during the marriage. There is, however, no ...
wilful refusal to consummate

wilful refusal to consummate  

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The unjustified decision not to consummate a marriage, which may be grounds for annulment of the marriage. There will be no wilful refusal if the unwillingness to consummate is temporary, due to ...
Wives of the Prophet

Wives of the Prophet  

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According to the biographer Ibn Hisham (d. 834), the Prophet Muhammad married thirteen women. Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, Sawda bint Zama, Aishah bint Abi Bakr, Hafsah bint Umar, Zaynab bint Khuzaymah, ...
Anne of Cleves

Anne of Cleves  

(1515–57),4th queen of Henry VIII. The daughter of John, 3rd duke of Cleves, Anne was suggested by Thomas Cromwell as a wife for Henry VIII to strengthen the protestant alliance. On first meeting, in ...
wilful refusal to consummate

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A Dictionary of Law (10 ed.)

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...refusal to consummate The unjustified decision not to consummate a marriage, which may be grounds for annulment of the marriage. There will be no wilful refusal if the unwillingness to consummate is temporary, due to shyness, or due to some physical abnormality that cannot be safely corrected by surgical means. See also consummation of a marriage...

nullity of marriage

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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...The main grounds for nullity are: close relationship, lack of age, lack of consent, and non-consummation ( see consummation of a marriage ). When granting a decree of nullity the court has wide discretionary powers to make orders for financial provision or property adjustment. See also legitimacy...

impotence

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A Dictionary of Law (10 ed.)

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... n. The inability of either partner to have normal sexual intercourse ( see also consummation of a marriage ). In the case of a married couple this is sometimes called canonical disability (i.e. a disability recognized by canon law, including that of the Roman Catholic Church, as a ground for annulment of the marriage). If the impotence is permanent and incurable, the marriage is voidable and either party may apply for a nullity of marriage order. Impotence must be distinguished from wilful refusal to consummate...

betrothal

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
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History, Local and Family History
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49 words

.... Up to the early 17th century a betrothal before witnesses, followed by consummation, was considered a valid marriage. This explains why some baptisms recorded in early parish registers follow shortly after a church wedding. Betrothals gradually declined in status to that of the engagement, which could be...

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