1 THE CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE ACT, 1872

(ACT NO. XV OF 1872).
  [18th July, 1872]
 
 
     
   
 
 
  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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