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.

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