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Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929

2. Definitions

In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-

  [(a) "child" means a person who, if a male, has not completed twenty-one years of age, and if a female, has not completed eighteen years of age;]

(b) "child marriage" means a marriage to which either of the contracting parties is a child;

(c) "contracting party" to a marriage means either of the parties whose marriage is 7[or is about to be] thereby solemnized; and

(d) "minor" means a person of either sex who is under eighteen years of age.

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