Of Matrimony with Regard to the Betrothal

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Of Matrimony with Regard to the Betrothal

In the next place we must consider matrimony absolutely; and here we must treat

  1. of the betrothal;
  2. of the nature of matrimony;
  3. of its efficient cause, namely the consent;
  4. of its blessings;
  5. of the impediments thereto;
  6. of second marriages;
  7. of certain things annexed to marriage.
Under the first head there are three points of inquiry:
  1. What is the betrothal?
  2. Who can contract a betrothal?
  3. Whether a betrothal can be canceled?