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As a verb, consummate means to bring something to its completion, such as a transaction, concept, plan or action. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Marriages are said to be consummated when the act of sexual intercourse has taken place after the ceremony. In some theologies or societies, a marriage is not considered a binding contract until and unless it has been consummated. Within the Catholic Church, a marriage that has not yet been consummated, regardless of the reason for non-consummation, can be dissolved by the Pope (see canons 1697-1706). Additionally, an inability or an intention to refuse to consummate the marriage is probable grounds for an annulment. Catholic canon law defines (canon 1061 ยง1) that a marriage has been consummated when the "spouses have performed between themselves in a human fashion a conjugal act which is suitable in itself for the procreation of offspring, to which marriage is ordered by its nature and by which the spouses become one flesh." Some theologians, such as Fr. John A. Hardon, argue that contraceptive intercourse does not consummate a marriage. Matrimony redirects here. ... Coition of a Hemisected Man and Woman (c. ... As a Christian ecclesiastical term, Catholic - from the Greek adjective , meaning general or universal[2] - is described in the Oxford Dictionary as follows: ~Church, (originally) whole body of Christians; ~, belonging to or in accord with (a) this, (b) the church before separation into Greek or Eastern and Latin or Western... The current Pope is Benedict XVI (born Joseph Alois Ratzinger), who was elected at the age of 78 on 19 April 2005. ... Annulment is a legal procedure for declaring a marriage null and void. ... Canon Law is the ecclesiastical law of the Roman Catholic Church. ... John A. Hardon, S.J. (June 18, 1914 - December 30, 2000) was a Catholic priest, writer, and theologian. ...


In the United States legal system, there have been Supreme Court rulings that a marriage could be declared null and void if it had not been consummated. [citation needed] The supreme court in some countries, provinces, and states, functions as a court of last resort whose rulings cannot be challenged. ... Annulment is a legal procedure for declaring a marriage null and void. ...


The adjective consummate describes something that is complete or a person that is supremely skilled. An adjective is a part of speech which modifies a noun, usually describing it or making its meaning more specific. ...


Etymology

The word consummate is probably derived from the Latin roots 'com-', and 'summa', meaning 'with' and 'highest' respectively. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The root is the primary lexical unit of a word, which carries the most significant aspects of semantic content and cannot be reduced into smaller constituents. ...


See also

Annulment is a legal procedure for declaring a marriage null and void. ... In Conflict of Laws, the issue of nullity (known as annulment in the United States) in Family Law inspires a wide response among the laws of different states as to the circumstances in which a marriage will be valid, invalid or null. ... Matrimony redirects here. ...

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Consummate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (174 words)
As a verb, consummate means to bring something to its completion, such as a transaction, concept, plan or action.
Marriages are said to be consummated when the act of sexual intercourse has taken place after the ceremony.
The adjective consummate describes something that is complete or a person that is supremely skilled.
AN VIII.54: Dighajanu (Vyagghapajja) Sutta (872 words)
Being consummate in initiative, being consummate in vigilance, admirable friendship, and maintaining one's livelihood in tune.
He emulates consummate conviction in those who are consummate in conviction, consummate virtue in those who are consummate in virtue, consummate generosity in those who are consummate in generosity, and consummate discernment in those who are consummate in discernment.
Being consummate in conviction, being consummate in virtue, being consummate in generosity, being consummate in discernment.
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