impediment of youth


A matrimonial impediment. A contract made by a very young child is evidently of no value. Under the New Code, boys cannot validly marry until they have completed their 16th year; and girls, their 14th year. Under old laws the ages were 14 and 12 respectively.

MLA Citation

  • “impediment of youth”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 November 2018. Web. 21 April 2021. <>