Ligamen

Ligamen is, in Roman Catholic canon law, an existing marriage tie, which constitutes an impediment to the contracting of a second marriage. A person, already married, who wishes to marry again, must provide sufficient evidence of the death of the former spouse: an official death certificate, issued by the parish priest or other authorized ecclesia...
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ligamen

Latin, meaning: string, thread.
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Ligamen

The diriment impediment of prior bond, that is, the existence of a valid marriage bond, which prevents entrance into a new marriage.
Found on http://www.canonlawcentre.com/glossary-of-canonical-terms/
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