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1The Christian Marriage Act, 1872

( ACT NO. XV Of 1872 )

Oath before issue of certificate
 
 
42. The certificate mentioned in section 41 shall not be issued by any Marriage Registrar, until one of the parties intending marriage appears personally before such Marriage Registrar, and makes oath-
 
 
 
 
(a) that he or she believes that there is not any impediment of kindred or affinity, or other lawful hindrance, to the said marriage, and
 
 
 
 
(b) that both the parties have, or (where they have dwelt in the districts of different Marriage Registrars) that the party making such oath has, had their, his or her usual place of abode within the district of such Marriage Registrar,
 
 
 
 
and, where either or each of the parties is a minor, –
 
 
 
 
(c) that the consent or consents to such marriage required by law has or have been obtained thereto, or that there is no person resident in Bangladesh authorized to give such consent, as the case may be.

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    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).
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