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I. Engagement to Marry
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Volume III: Private International Law | Chapter 16 (1979): Marriage and Divorce

Completed in May 1974; some later developments have been taken into account.

Lennart Pålsson

2. Introduction. – Conflicts problems concerning engagement to marry have received little attention, especially as compared to those of marriage itself. In most countries there are no statutory provisions and little or no case law on the subject. Nor have they been discussed at great length by writers.1 This is not due to …

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Lennart Pålsson, “I. Engagement to Marry”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 20 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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