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22/06/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929

( ACT NO. XIX OF 1929 )

Definition
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2. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
 
 
1[(a) "child" means a person who, if a male, is under twenty-one years of age, and if a female, is under eighteen years of age;]
 
 
(b) "child marriage" means a marriage to which either of the contracting parties is a child;
 
 
(c) "contracting party" to a marriage means either of the parties whose marriage is or is about to be thereby solemnized; and
 
 
2[(d) "minor" means a person who, if a male, is under twenty-one years of age, and if a female, is under eighteen years of age.]

  • 1
    Clause (a) was substituted, for clause (a) by section 2 of the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Ordinance, 1984 (Ordinance No. XXXVIII of 1984)
  • 2
    Clause (d) was substituted, for clause (d) by section 2 of the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Ordinance, 1984 (Ordinance No. XXXVIII of 1984)
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