Notice of a recommended wedding proclaimed in a church or other place prescribed by-law to ensure that anybody may object if he knows of just cause the reason why the wedding cannot take place
- a community announcement of a proposed marriage
- Notice of a recommended wedding, proclaimed in a church,u000du000a or any other spot prescribed by law, so that anybody may object,u000du000a if he understands of just cause why the relationship must not happen.
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(n. pl.) Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in a church, or other spot recommended by-law, in order that any person may object, if he knows of just trigger the reason why the marriage must not happen.
The bishops also exercise a certain jurisdiction over marriages, inasmuch as they have by the canons of the Church of England a power of dispensing with the proclamation of banns before marriage.