canon law


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canon law

n.
The body of rules governing the faith and practice of members of a religious denomination, especially a Christian church.

canon law

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) 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

can′on law′


n.
the body of codified ecclesiastical law governing a church.
[1300–50]

canon law

The body of laws governing the affairs of a Christian church.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Translations

canon law

n (Eccl) → Kanon m, → kanonisches Recht

canon law

n (Rel) → diritto canonico
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John Beal, professor of canon law at The Catholic University of America in Washington.
The legal system of the Roman Catholic church is probably the longest-running in history Canon law, the commonly used name for this system, has been accorded near magical status by some of its practitioners, who are firmly convinced it has an answer to every problem facing the institutional church.
Commenters couldn't be silenced after reading that the Diocese of Rochester ended Its 40-year custom of lay preaching during Mass--which canon law strictly prohibits.
At the time, Bodeant called this "automatic excommunication" and cited canon law referring to "someone who directly participates in an abortion.
This groundbreaking, intensive program allows for rigorous post-graduate training in Canon Law with the convenience of online studies.
The 46th annual meeting of the Canadian Canon Law Society was held in Cornwall, Ontario, October 24-27, 2011.
In the words of the Code of Canon Law, these documents are to be 'protected most securely' and contain, 'matters of morals' and 'criminal cases'.
The canon law of the Roman Catholic church and the Church of England; a handbook, 2d ed.
After earning a Licentiate in canon law from Catholic University in Washington, he returned to Rome where he studied canon law and, in 1968, obtained a doctorate in both church and civil law from Pontifical Lateran University.
rather than paying slavish duty to Canon Law in order to victimize fellow Anglicans.
s mastery of canon law and the history of jurisprudence is coupled with a mature vision of Catholic ecclesiology grounded in the concept of communio and enriched by a Pneumatology that insists on the vital contributions of the whole people of God through the exercise of the sensus fidei.
Canon law actually says nothing about parish schools, however.