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
References in classic literature ?
The first pupil whom the Abbé de Saint Pierre de Val, at the moment of beginning his reading on canon law, always perceived, glued to a pillar of the school Saint-Vendregesile, opposite his rostrum, was Claude Frollo, armed with his horn ink-bottle, biting his pen, scribbling on his threadbare knee, and, in winter, blowing on his fingers.
He rendered clear and familiar to himself that vast and tumultuous period of civil law and canon law in conflict and at strife with each other, in the chaos of the Middle Ages,--a period which Bishop Theodore opens in 618, and which Pope Gregory closes in 1227.
Paradoxically, the scholars, from Bulgarus and Martinus in the twelfth century to Jean Bodin in the sixteenth, who wrote on the ius commune, the common law of Europe, which had roots in Roman and canon law, advanced ideas of absolute right along with subjects' rights.
What makes Orsy's approach so cogent is its grounding in what canon law actually says.
At the close of the week Peterborough Bishop Nicola De Angelis issued a pastoral letter pointing out that under Canon Law the priest was now excommunicated and that Catholics may not attend the schismatic services on pain of sin.
If Jesus is not the way and the truth and the life, if indeed he has not saved us by his life, death, and Resurrection, all popes and bishops, sacraments and canon law, stately hymns and simple rituals are mere foolishness."
Archdeacon Thomas Corston of the diocese of Algoma will be tried in ecclesiastical court June 2 in Sudbury, Ont., on the charge of immorality, which has no definition in canon law.
In 1973 Yves Congar published an article entitled "Rudolph Sohm nous interroge encore." Indeed, ever since Sohm, a German Protestant lawyer (1841-1917), published his thesis that the essence of the Church and the essence of law exclude each other, he has challenged especially the German canonical scene to provide for a satisfactory explanation of the existence of canon law. Sebott, professor of canon law at the Jesuit School St.
New Discourses in Medieval Canon Law Research: Challenging the Master Narrative
After completing her studies in philosophy and theology in Tiibingen, Germany, she obtained her doctorate in canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
In her new history of torture in early modern France, Lisa Silverman takes up the old topic of the Affaire Calas, but poses a fundamental question which has never been asked: why did torture -- a staple of Roman and canon law, which had been considered a perfectly legitimate practice within the French legal system for hundreds of years -- suddenly become unacceptable in the mid-eighteenth century, a symbol of tyranny and a crime against human rights and reason?
This well-researched, intelligent, and critically grounded study is the work of "an organist in the church of Wales" (as Doe describes himself) who became interested in medieval canon law and then wondered "where all that canon law had gone." His search for information ended with "great success": not only has he discovered modern canon law in the Church of England and in the Roman Catholic Church, but he has also found an academic home for his favored discipline.