Matrimonium Iustum

(Latin) in ancient Rome, a legal union; matrimonium iustum had three requirements, 1) both partners must have coniubium, the right to marry, 2) the couple was expected to have reached puberty, thought to be 14 years old for boys and 12 for girls, and 3) consent of the paterfamilias of the girl and the groom, or his paterfamilias if he had not reach...
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