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1The Christian Marriage Act, 1872

( ACT NO. XV OF 1872 )


Short title Extent
1. This Act may be called the Christian Marriage Act, 1872.
It extends to the whole of Bangladesh and, so far only as regards Christian citizens of Bangladesh, 2[* * *].
2. [Repealed by the Repealing Act, 1938 (Act No. I of 1938), section 2 and Schedule.]
3. In this Act, unless there is something repugnant in the subject or context,-
"Church of England" and "Anglican" mean and apply to the Church of England as by law established;
"Church of Scotland" means the Church of Scotland as by law established;
"Church of Rome" and "Roman Catholic" mean and apply to the Church which regards the Pope of Rome as its spiritual head;
"Church" includes any chapel or other building generally used for public Christian worship;
"minor" means a person who has not completed the age of twenty-one years and who is not a widower or a widow;
the expression "Christians" means persons professing the Christian religion;
and the expression "Native Christians" includes the Christian descendants of 3[inhabitants of Indo-Bangla Pakistan] sub-continent converted to Christianity, as well as such converts;
"Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages" means a Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages appointed under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act, 1886.

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