What does DEFECT OF FORM mean?

DEFECT OF FORM meaning in Law Dictionary

n imperfection in design, manner, arrangement, or non-essentialparts of a legal tool, plea, indictment, etc., as distinguished from a "defect ofsubstance." See infra.

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The embittering influence of Ultramontanism may be further traced in its attitude towards the baptism of nonCatholics, for it seeks to establish the rule that baptism conferred by Protestants is invalid through defect of form or matter, or even of intention, and that, consequently, the rite must be readministered, at least conditionally, to proselytes joining the Roman Church.

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