chirograph


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chirograph

(ˈkaɪrəʊˌɡrɑːf)
n
1. an indenture
2. the evidence or part of an indenture that relates to a fine
3. a promise or contract written in a person's own writing
4. a Papal order or ruling
5. an official handwritten form or record
6. the writing done by a person's own hand

chirograph, cheirograph

an apostolic letter written by and signed by the pope.
See also: Pope
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125) Pietro Parolin, Chirograph of his Holiness Pope Francis for the Institution of a Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, HOLY SEE, (Apr.
With the Chirograph of June 24, 2013, the Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Institute for Works of Religion was established, in order to study the legal status of the IOR and to allow for its greater "harmonization" with "the universal mission of the Apostolic See.
Chirograph on the Centenary of the Motu Proprio Tra le Sollecitudini, by, November 22, 2003 (from the Vatican)
The day before its meeting began, Francis demonstrated how seriously he takes the group by issuing a chirograph, or legal document, making it permanent and giving himself latitude to appoint other members.
The first receipt, recepte per magnum cirographum (receipts from the great chirograph (5)), relates to receipts of arrears.
The latest relevant chirograph, which provides the bank with its legal authority and internal governing regulations, was issued in 1990: the Chirographum quo nova ordinatio datur Organismo
In his November 2003 chirograph for the centenary of the motu proprio, Tra le Sollecitudini, on Sacred Music, Pope John Paul II stated that "A composition for the Church is sacred and liturgical insofar as it approaches Gregorian melody in flow, in inspiration, and in flavour, and so much less is it worthy of the temple insomuch as it is recognized as departing from that supreme model.
The court had acknowledged the considerable legal evidence for Francesco's custody, including the seventeenth-century papal chirograph by the Barberini pope Urban VIII that denied women the right to custody of Barberini children unless there was no male relative capable of doing so or their deceased husbands had designated them in this role.
Francis underlined the body's importance one day before the meeting opened, by issuing a chirograph, or legal document, making the group permanent and giving himself the latitude to name additional members.