The contentious jurisdiction of the courts Christian was confined to promises of marriage, nullity of marriage caused by " diriment " impediments only, validity or invalidity of the sacrament, divorce a thoro (ibid.).
In 181o the diocesan official of Paris entertained the cause between Napoleon and Josephine, and pronounced a decree of nullity (Migne, ubi sup. s.v.
In Spain causes of nullity and divorce a thoro, in Portugal causes of nullity between Catholics, are still for the court Christian.
Except in royalist Provence he received everywhere a welcome which attested the attractive power of his personality and the nullity of the Bourbons.
An English translation of the Theses, with brief life of Erastus (based on Melchior Adam's account), was issued in 1659, entitled The Nullity of Church Censures; it was reprinted as A Treatise of Excommunication (1682), and, as revised by Robert Lee, D.D., in 1844.
The report of this commission was then handed over to a committee of cardinals, who pronounced unanimously for the nullity of the orders in question.
The diet itself had become as much a nullity as the king, and its decrees were systematically disregarded.
The submission to arbitration (compromis) must, on pain of nullity, be acted upon within three months from its date (art.
Bacciochi being almost a nullity, her pride and ability had a great influence on the administration and on Italian affairs in general.
22, hears suits for nullity of marriage on physical grounds in camera, but not petitions for dissolution of marriage, which must be heard in open court.
He described the German empire in its nullity as a conception without existence in fact.
Besides the ordinary chancery jurisdiction it hears all applications for divorce or nullity of marriage.