Intelligence Law Glossary - Spouse


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Spouse

Statutory Law

8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(35) (2010) (Title 8—Chapter 12: Immigration and Nationality)

(a) As used in this Act—
   (35) The term [terms] "spouse," "wife," or "husband" do not include a spouse, wife, or husband by reason of any marriage ceremony where the contracting parties thereto are not physically present in the presence of each other, unless the marriage shall have been consummated.