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Consanguineous marriage

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Consanguineous marriage  (CONSANGUINEOUS marriage)

, In many countries a minimum age at marriage1 is laid down by law. The age differs from country to country and may be different for the two sexes. Marriages among persons closely related by blood are called consanguineous marriages2 and are generally prohibited by law or custom. Persons who are forbidden to marry one another for these reasons are said to bo within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity3.