Spiritual court

(Eccl. Law) an ecclesiastical court, or a court having jurisdiction in ecclesiastical affairs; a court held by a bishop or other ecclesiastic.

See also: Spiritual

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We have courts of common law, courts of probates (analogous in certain matters to the spiritual courts in England), a court of admiralty and a court of chancery.
Although a therapist gave Makris all-clear to resume his active duties of a supervisor, a "spiritual court," consisting of three priests held a meeting where they decided the accused should "not go back to his previous assignment." Regardless, by popular demand, Makris was reinstated back to his old post.
It was a tale of injustice finally rectified in a spiritual court. The scenes intertwining earthly and divine magistrates were seamless.
The Chancellor sits as a judge of the spiritual court of a diocesan bishop, which is held in places like a cathedral or chapter house of the diocese.
Yet unlike the solitary life style such women conjure up, Francisca hosted a "spiritual court" in Valladolid that included influential clerics as well as nobles, which led to expressions of doubt by her detractors regarding her chastity.
NNA - Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri received this afternoon at the "Center House" a delegation of religious figures, mayors and dignitaries from the North, headed by Mufti of Akkar Sheikh Zeid Bakkar Zakaria and the President of the Sunni Spiritual Court in Tripoli Samir Kamaleddine.
This morning, Patriarch Rahi met with a delegation of the Maronite Spiritual Court, and then presided over the monthly meeting of the coordinators of the Patriarchal seat.
Talks reportedly touched on the Syndicate's activities and means of cooperation with the Maronite spiritual courts. The general situation in the country and lawyers' role at the current juncture also featured on their talks.
Mamberti is on a weeklong visit for talks with Lebanese officials on the conditions of Christians in Lebanon and the region and the work of Christian spiritual courts in Lebanon, the National News Agency reported.
In 1759, to support his dean in a church squabble, Sterne wrote A Political Romance (later called The History of a Good Warm Watch-Coat), a Swiftian satire on dignitaries of the spiritual courts. At the demands of embarrassed churchmen, the book was burned.
Meanwhile, Ibrahim Sd, the head of one of the country's Greek Orthodox spiritual courts, said that as a committed Christian he favors marriage in the church.
Berri, on the other hand, received the president of Jaafarite Spiritual Courts, scholar Hassan Awad.