banns

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The announcement of a forthcoming marriage (legally required for a church wedding in England and Wales and read on the three Sundays preceding the marriage)
Publication or posting of the announcement of a marriage to take place in the near future Reading of the banns announced to the community that a couple intended to get married and provided time for people to decide if they had reason to protest In most Christian churches the banns were read aloud during church services on three successive Sundays
public announcement of an intended marriage, generally made in church
a public announcement of a proposed marriage
{i} marriage announcement (in a church, newspaper, etc.)
Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in a church, or other place prescribed by law, in order that any person may object, if he knows of just cause why the marriage should not take place
publication or posting of the announcement of a coming marriage, a period of time before the actual marriage, to allow advance notice to those that might have reason to protest In most churches the banns were read aloud in church on three successive Sundays
When a minister or priest reads or publishes the banns, he or she makes a public announcement in church that two people are going to be married. An announcement, especially in a church, of an intended marriage. a public statement that two people intend to get married, made in a church in Britain
publication or posting of the announcement of a coming marriage, a period of time before the actual marriage to allow advance notice to those that might have reason to protest In most churches the banns were read aloud on three successive Sundays
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