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"The Trend towards Recognition of Polygamous Marriages in Common Law Countries and Matters Incidental Thereto"

This article traces the history of the recognition of polygamous marriages in regard to legitimacy of children and succession to property with reference to English law. The author also explores the attitude of the English courts towards the recognition of the dissolution of polygamous marriages through non-judicial forms of divorce. Finally, the article examines the character and definition of polygamous marriages with reference to English, New Zealand, Canadian and United States case law.

Author
A Hiller
Published in
Victoria University of Wellington Law Review
Year
1963
Volume
3
Pages
219-236

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