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Meaning of Pauline privilege

Paul'ine priv'ilege

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— Rom. Cath. Ch. Rom. Cath. Ch.
  1. (in canon law) the privilege given to converts to dissolve a marriage with an unbaptized spouse if either obstructs the religious practices of the other.
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