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bearer share

Share owned by the person who holds the share certificate without registration of the shareholder who is in possession of the share certificate and transferable only by delivery.

Author - Thailand Lawyer Online
Betrothal

A mutual promise to marry or official engagement, under Thai law (section 1435) the act of a man promising to marry a woman made official by a gift (khongman) to his Thai fiancée (section 1437) and could include a gift (sinsod) to the woman's (fiancée) parents.

Author - Thailand Lawyer Online
Synonyms - engagement
Bigamy

marrying one person while still legally married to another (not permitted in Thailand under section 1452 Civil Code and a criminal offense under section 137 of the Penal Code).

Author - Thailand Lawyer Online
Birth certificate

document issued by the Amphur or district office when the baby is registered (registration of birth must be done within 30 days of birth), foreigners residing in Thailand giving birth to a baby should contact their country's embassy or consulate.

Author - Thailand Lawyer Online