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a public announcement of a proposed marriage

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But to know that things were in train was an immense relief to Tess notwithstanding, who had well-nigh feared that somebody would stand up and forbid the banns on the ground of her history.
Nothing was now wanting but the consent of the young lady; obtaining which, Launce would go to the parish church and give the necessary notice of a marriage by banns on the next day.
So Little John clambered awkwardly into the quire, his short gown fluttering gaily; and he called the banns for the marriage of the maid and Allan-a-Dale once, twice, and thrice.
Let us have some music, Miss Sedley--Amelia," said George, who felt at that moment an extraordinary, almost irresistible impulse to seize the above-mentioned young woman in his arms, and to kiss her in the face of the company; and she looked at him for a moment, and if I should say that they fell in love with each other at that single instant of time, I should perhaps be telling an untruth, for the fact is that these two young people had been bred up by their parents for this very purpose, and their banns had, as it were, been read in their respective families any time these ten years.
In spite of all these various events which kept the town in the choicest gossip, the banns were published in the churches and at the mayor's office.
In 'Fifteenth-Century English Banns Advertising the Services of an Itinerant Doctor', Voigts identifies a portion of a manuscript as an announcement advertising the services of an actual physician who occupied a position similar to Brundyche.
Included in the service are receiving police calls, and the banns of, the seller administrative assistant, technically competent physicians / doctors, which quickly move out to the site to an FU or HEF clarify certify / and / or the decrease of B / perform U.
The completed project, started in October 2014, now includes parish baptisms, banns, marriages, burials, school records and university records.
The singer has lodged his wedding banns in East Lothian, announcing his intention to wed Storm Uechtritz on August 17.
The couple's wedding banns " are posted outside Dunblane Burgh Chambers.
Their engagement was only confirmed publicly 11 days ago when their wedding banns were displayed.
But the couple may initially exchange vows on Friday at Chelsea Town Hall, where they posted their banns, before jetting off to Venice.
The wedding banns were read on the Good Friday, and the vicar of St Michael's Church said he could marry them the following Saturday - May 1.
Local newspaper Var Matin have denied reports that the wedding could take place on Saturday, after village hall staff said no banns had been published.