irregular marriage

irregular marriage

in Scots family law there were originally three ways of becoming married without satisfying the necessary formalities: de praesenti consent, marriage subsequente copula and marriage by habit and repute. Only the last of the three remains. A declarator of the court is required to constitute such a marriage, and the date of the marriage is determined by the court. See COMMON LAW MARRIAGE.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
References in classic literature ?
Here (though with other motives, and under other circumstances) was the mother's irregular marriage in Ireland, on the point of being followed by the daughter's irregular marriage in Scotland!
But not for those who are told that they are not worthy to participate in the heart and soul of our faith because of an "irregular marriage," told that their same-sex love is intrinsically evil, told that they are second-class because of their gender.
As a result, those who are in irregular marriage situations are not able to partake of the Eucharist.
Yvette is furious upon discovering the irregular marriage is legally binding, though she never said, “I do.”
Did they take advantage of the law which accepted an irregular marriage as valid, or was it only the English who spotted its opportunities?
SHE is trying to establish an irregular marriage. If she cannot establish they were married, then she is entitled to nothing.
Each word of the prohibition must be carefully weighed, and "a minister may doubt whether a baptized person in an irregular marriage who comes to Communion is obstinately persisting in manifest, serious sin."(57)
Now the recent preoccupation with the subject drove me further into the field of what one might call irregular marriage situations, but I could not establish a pattern.
Hardwicke's Marriage Act, which abolished all forms of irregular marriage in England and Wales after 1753, did not apply to Scotland, and Scottish law continued to recognise irregular marriages.
So what if we begin, not with all the cases of irregular marriage, but with the faithful divorced and remarried seeking annulment?
At the same time there was a difference in attitude to irregular marriage, between the couples and the session.