canon law(redirected from Law of the Church)
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The body of rules governing the faith and practice of members of a religious denomination, especially a Christian church.
the body of codified ecclesiastical law governing a church.
The body of laws governing the affairs of a Christian church.
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|Noun||1.||canon law - the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church|
diriment impediment - (canon law) an impediment that invalidates a marriage (such as the existence of a prior marriage)