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Marriages under this Act cognizable. 45. Every person who shall knowingly and wilfully solemnize any marriage or pretended marriage in Ireland, unless by special licence ... in any other place than a church or chapel in which marriages may be solemnized according to the rites of the United Church of England and Ireland, or a Presbyterian meeting house certified as aforesaid, or than the registered building or office specified in the notice and certificate as aforesaid, shall be guilty of felony (except in the case of a marriage by any Roman Catholic priest which may now be lawfully celebrated, or a marriage between two of the Society of Friends commonly called Quakers, according to the usages of the said society, or between two persons professing the Jewish religion, according to the usages of the Jews); and every person who in any such registered building or office shall knowingly and wilfully solemnize any marriage or pretended marriage in the absence of the registrar shall be guilty of felony; and every person who shall knowingly and wilfully solemnize any marriage or pretended marriage in Ireland (except by licence) within twenty-one days after the day of the entry of the notice to the registrar as aforesaid, or if the marriage is by licence within seven days after the day of the entry required by this Act made in any marriage notice book, or after three calendar months after the day of such entry shall be guilty of felony.
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