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IMPEDIMENTS, contracts. Legal objections to the making of a contract. Impediments which relate to the person are those of minority, want of reason, coverture, and the like; they are sometimes called disabilities. Vide Incapacity.
     2. In the civil law, this term is used to signify bars to a marriage. These impediments are classed, as they are applied to particular persons, into absolute and relative; as they relate to the contract and its validity, they are dirimant (q.v.) and prohibitive. (q.v.) 1. The absolute impediments are those which prevent the person subject to them from marrying at, all, without either the nullity of marriage, or, its being punishable. 2. The relative impediments are those which regard only certain persons with regard to each other; as, the marriage of a brother to a sister. 3. The dirimant impediments are those which render a marriage void; as, where one of the contracting parties is already married to another person. 4. Prohibitive impediments are those which do not render the marriage null, but subject the parties to a punishment. Bowy. Mod. Civ. Law, 44, 45.

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She said that attitude had changed around disabilities and impediments compared to 30 to 40 years ago, and that more people now wouldn't make fun of a speech impediment as it is recognised in the same way as any other impairment.
Shifting federal policies and a lack of skilled workers are among the largest impediments to hiring, representatives of the state's manufacturing industry said at a summit in Portsmouth on Wednesday.