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{January 31, 2011}   The Law on Byzantine Marriage (726)

The marriage of Christians, man and woman, who have reached years of discretion, that is for a man at fifteen and for a woman at thirteen years of age, both being desirous and having obtained the consent of their parents, shall be contracted either by deed or by parol. A written marriage contract shall be based upon a written agreement providing the wife’s marriage portion; and it shall be made before three credible witnesses according to the new decrees auspiciously prescribed by us.

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