Person Authorized to Solemnize Marriage

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Person Authorized to Solemnize Marriage

Unread postby Admin » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:47 am

Persons authorized to solemnize marriage.—
under section 73 of CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE ACT, 1872
(other than Clergy of Churches of England, Scotland or Rome);
Issuing certificate or marrying, without publishing notice, or other
expiry of certificate; issuing certificate for, or solemnizing marriage with minor; within fourteen
days after notice; issuing certificate authorizedly forbidden;solemnizing marriage authorizedly
forbidden. Whoever, being authorized under this Act to solemnize a marriage, and not being a
Clergyman of the Church of England, solemnizing a marriage after due publication of bans, or
under a license from the Anglican Bishop of the Diocese or a Surrogate duly authorized in that
behalf.
Or not being a Clergyman of the Church of Scotland, solemnizing a marriage according
to the rules, rites, ceremonies and customs of that Church,
Or, not being a Clergyman of the Church of Rome, solemnizing a marriage according to the
rites, rules, ceremonies and customs of that Church,
Knowingly and willfully issues any certificate for marriage under this Act, or
solemnizes any marriage between such persons as aforesaid, without publishing, or
causing to be affixed, the notice of such marriage as directed in Part III of this Act, or after
the expiration of two months after the certificate has been issued by him.
Or knowingly and willfully issues any certificate fro marriage, or solemnizes a
marriage between such persons when one of the persons intending marriage is a minor,
before the expiration of fourteen days after the receipt of notice of such marriage, or
without sending, by the post or otherwise, a copy of such notice to the Marriage
Registrar, or, if there be more Marriage Registrars than one, to the Senior Marriage
Registrar of the district;
Or knowingly and willfully issues any certificate the issue of which has been
forbidden under this Act, by any person authorized forbid the issue;
Or knowingly and willfully solemnizes any marriage forbidden by any person
authorized to forbid the same;
Shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to four years and
shall also be liable to fine.
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