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mar·riage

gamophobia.

marriage

The legal joining of two adults.
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There was a clear discrepancy wherein Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act defined a girl child as one under eighteen years of age, the legal marriageable age in India for girls is eighteen whereas section 375 clearly provided an exception in the case of a married girl aged fifteen.
This came after a committee tasked with reviewing the previous constitution of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state from which the new Aweil East state was curved out, agreed to insert a provision in the new constitution to regulate marriageable age.
We conducted this study to determine the perspective of university students in Islamabad and Rawalpindi on marriageable age.
According to some, there is a dearth of so-called marriageable men, defined as those who are employed.
In France, until the French Revolution, the marriageable age was 12 years for girls and 14 for boys.
We assume you aren't having trouble meeting women, only marriageable ones.
According to the Census Bureau in the US, about 54 percent of women of marriageable age are single, while the figure is 46 percent for men.
And the woman will know her mahram and non-mahram," he said, in reference to the Islamic categorization of unmarriageable kin and the marriageable people of the opposite sex.
Highly educated and socially autonomous women in particular are encountering difficulties in meeting and dating marriageable, equally successful men," he writes.
But most of the prospective grooms are way past marriageable age and are looking for second or even third wives.
For example, a chapter on a spike in the number of feuds in the 1470s speculates that growing numbers of young noblemen led to increasing competition for marriageable women.
Maulvi Muhammad Osman said Islam has specified a girl's marriageable age.