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DISPENSATION FROM CONSANGUINITY / AFFINITY
Consanguinity (c. 1091§1-3)
It pertains to the relationship by blood or the descent from one person to another.
It invalidates marriage in all degrees in the direct line and up to fourth degree collateral line.
Dispensation may be given by the local Ordinary for 3rd and 4th degree collateral line.
Affinity (c. 1092)
Juridical relationship arising from marriage and existing between one spouse and the blood relatives of the other spouse.
Prohibits marriage between one surviving spouse and all the blood relatives of the dead spouse in the ascending or descending direct line and in all degrees.
Admits dispensation but rarely heard of because of basic decency.
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