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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At Rutgers she introduced a course on women and the law--quite possibly the first in the US--and co-founded the Women's Rights Law Reporter, which remains a canonical law journal.
In an article for The Conversation, authors Jakob Povl Hoick, a research librarian, and Kaare Lund Rasmussen, an associate physics, chemistry, and pharmacy professor, say, "The reason why we took these three rare books to the X-ray lab was because the library had previously discovered that medieval manuscript fragments, such as copies of Roman law and canonical law, were used to make their covers.
The sale is illegal under international and canonical law.
Sindawi analyzes the issue of temporary marriage in Islamic canonical law in light of contemporary positive and civil law in a number of Muslim countries.