Meaning of Solemnisation

The meaning of the expression “solemnised” that is used both in Section 7 and in Section 7A of the Hindu Marriage Act as expounded by the Supreme Court in Bhaurao Shankar Lokhande and Another Vs. State of Maharashtra and Another,

“The word ‘solemnize’ means, in connection with a marriage, ‘to celebrate the marriage with proper ceremonies and in due form’. It follows, therefore, that unless the marriage is ‘celebrated or performed with proper ceremonies and due form’ it cannot be said to be ‘solemnized’.”


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