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I. Introduction
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Volume IV: Persons and Family | Chapter 3 (1997): Formation of Marriage

Completed 1 Jan. 1991; a few subsequent important developments have been taken into account.

Dagmar Coester-Waltjen, Michael Coester

A. Significance and Function of Legal Regulation

1. Introduction. – Marriage always has been and still is today an important legal and social status. In the second half of the 20th century, however, marriage d…

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Dagmar Coester-Waltjen and Michael Coester, “I. Introduction”, 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 04 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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