Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
XP: Treatise On Contrition
Q[43] Of Matrimony With Regard To The Betrothal
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In the next place we must consider matrimony absolutely; and here we must treat (1) of the betrothal; (2) of the nature of matrimony; (3) of its efficient cause, namely the consent; (4) of its blessings; (5) of the impediments thereto; (6) of second marriages; (7) of certain things annexed to marriage.

Under the first head there are three points of inquiry:

A[1] What is the betrothal?

A[2] Who can contract a betrothal?

A[3] Whether a betrothal can be canceled?