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Tametsi (Latin, "although") is the legislation of the Catholic Church which was in force until Easter 1908 concerning clandestine marriage. It was named, as is used, for the first word of the document that contained it, Chapter 1, Session 24 of the Council of Trent.

This was the document that added the impediment of clandestinity to the marriage law of the church.

It also declared that the bond of marriage was contracted by the will of the spouses, and that parental consent was not necessary to make a valid marriage.

It was superseded in 1908 by Ne Temere, which slightly altered its provisions.

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This article incorporates text from the Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913, a publication now in the public domain.


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