Willful Refusal to Consummate Law and Legal Definition

Willful refusal to consummate is the unjustified decision not to consummate a marriage. It is may be grounds for annulment of the marriage.

However, a wife's continued and persistent refusal to have sexual intercourse with her husband unless he wore a contraceptive sheath does not entitle the husband to a decree of nullity on the ground of willful refusal to consummate the marriage, authorized by statutes.