bigamy


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bigamy

The act of marrying a second (or a third) person while still married to one’s first spouse.
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It was mentioned that the man had previously been sentenced to nine months for bigamy, but the Judge said his good character had wiped out that conviction.
In this essay, I thus focus entirely on the bigamy storyline and place Susan Carter's fate within the context of the small group of early modern plays on that topic.
West Midlands Police recorded a total of seven bigamy offences between April 2012 and June 2016.
If this seems like a harsh sanction, this law was a successor to the Bigamy Act 1603, which made the crime punishable by death.
Foley was jailed for 14 months for defrauding the DWP and handed a consecutive six-month term for bigamy.
Although this sense is familiar to us, in fact, bigamy in the Middle Ages meant all remarriage, whether the previous spouse was living or dead.
It led me to build up a picture of what was happening in practice and some of the most surprising findings relate to the average duration of the marriages in mid-Victorian England - well over 30 years - the speed with which bigamy was detected and the propensity of divorcees as well as bigamists to lie about their marital status when remarrying
Maurice Gibney, 48, | |who is facing charges of bigamy, pictured leaving Wirral magistrates court
Faiza, who had a legal marriage, said that Ahmed's marriage to Booth is also an Islamic one but the 45-year-old hasn't registered it with the authorities and if she does he can be prosecuted for bigamy.
Act is being introduced to prevent bigamy, polygamy, strengthen widows' rights to property & check instances of child marriage'
As part of that trend, the number of bigamy cases brought against men progressively increased after 1820, regularly reaching 20 to 30 cases annually by the end of the century.
A bill to strengthen the state's bigamy laws, inspired by the 2008 raid on the Yearning for Zion Ranch in West Texas, was sent to the Senate floor today.