Canon-law



the body of codified ecclesiastical law, especially of the Roman Catholic Church as promulgated in ecclesiastical councils and by the pope.
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Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 1 Various
History of Holland George Edmundson
A Tour Through The Pyrenees Hippolyte Adolphe Taine

noun
the law governing the affairs of a Christian Church, esp the law created or recognized by papal authority in the Roman Catholic Church See Corpus Juris Canonici, Codex Juris Canonici

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