Of Matrimony with Regard to the Betrothal
In the next place we must consider matrimony absolutely; and here we must treat
- of the betrothal;
- of the nature of matrimony;
- of its efficient cause, namely the consent;
- of its blessings;
- of the impediments thereto;
- of second marriages;
- of certain things annexed to marriage.
Under the first head there are three points of inquiry:
- What is the betrothal?
- Who can contract a betrothal?
- Whether a betrothal can be canceled?