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1The Christian Marriage Act, 1872

( ACT NO. XV Of 1872 )

PRELIMINARY

Interpretation-clause
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 2[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.
 
 

  • 1
    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words "Bangladesh" and "Government" were substituted, for the words "Pakistan" and "Provincial Government" or "Central Government" respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).
  • 2
    The words "inhabitants of Indo-Bangla Pakistan" were substituted, for the words "Natives of Indo-Pakistan" by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)
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