angustia loci


  • Latin: smallness of a place


A basis for dispensation from a diriment impediment of matrimony, when, in the place of birth or domicile of a woman, her relationship is so widely spread that she is unable to meet anyone of a position equal to her own whom she can marry, except a relative by blood or by marriage, so that if no dispensation were granted she would be obliged to leave her country in order to marry.

MLA Citation

  • “angustia loci”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 November 2019. Web. 26 February 2021. <>