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annulment

a formal invalidation, as of a marriage, judicial proceeding, etc.
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All of this stems from Henry's annulments - not divorces.
Senator Paolo "Bam" Aquino IV is pushing for a measure that would allow annulment of marriage done by a religious sect recognized by the state.
"I've always tried to make the very best use of the church's law, which can be helpful, can be merciful and even be freeing for people to go through the external process of annulments. But for some cases, it's simply a punishing process and it sometimes ends nowhere."
Most annulments are granted at a local level and only the most complicated cases reach a special court at the Vatican, known as the Rota.
Last year, dioceses in Ohio and Indiana, acknowledging the cost concerns, announced they were eliminating fees for annulments. On Friday, Francis told a group of church judges in Rome, "I would like all marriage processes to be free of charge.''
Annulments are a major factor in the Roman Catholic church because it can stop a devout member from taking Communion.
The alternative, in a country where the Catholic Church still wields enormous influence, is to follow a torturously convoluted--and for many, prohibitively expensive--path to an annulment.
The report "Riyadh, Jeddah top cases of marriage annulment"(Aug.
According to Cruz, the majority of Filipino couples seeking annulments come from the urban areas, where the influences of Western countries are more present and felt than in the rural areas.
Awards by tribunals administered under ICSID may be annulled only in limited situations; (12) namely, where a tribunal is improperly constituted, fails to justify its decision, or displays "manifest excess of powers," corruption, or "serious departure from a fundamental rule or procedure." (13) With limited grounds for annulment, both the annulment decisions and awards in the Argentine Gas Cases differed as to the proper interpretation of the necessity defense under both the bilateral investment treaty between Argentina and the United States (the U.S.-Argentina BIT) (14) and under customary international law.
There are various reasons individuals pursue annulments, from spiritual to practical ones.
2.5 Same Parties, Several Annulments? Or Different Parties, Several