banns of marriage


banns of marriage
in England and Wales, the public pronouncement in church of an intended marriage. Banns are necessary only if the marriage is to take place in the Church of England other than by religious licence or a superintendent registrar's certificate. In 1977 banns were abolished in Scotland, notice to the registrar being submitted in all cases.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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