chirograph


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chirograph

(ˈkaɪrəʊˌɡrɑːf)
n
1. an indenture
2. the evidence or part of an indenture that relates to a fine
3. a promise or contract written in a person's own writing
4. a Papal order or ruling
5. an official handwritten form or record
6. the writing done by a person's own hand

chirograph, cheirograph

an apostolic letter written by and signed by the pope.
See also: Pope
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1, facsimile of undated chirograph referencing (on p.
(125) Pietro Parolin, Chirograph of his Holiness Pope Francis for the Institution of a Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, HOLY SEE, (Apr.
-With the Chirograph of June 24, 2013, the Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Institute for Works of Religion was established, in order to study the legal status of the IOR and to allow for its greater "harmonization" with "the universal mission of the Apostolic See." This was "to ensure that economic and financial activities be permeated by Gospel principles" and to achieve a complete and acknowledged transparency in its operation.
The day before its meeting began, Francis demonstrated how seriously he takes the group by issuing a chirograph, or legal document, making it permanent and giving himself latitude to appoint other members.
Figuring Swetnam as a defiling monster, impotent and 'filthie', Speght assigns to 'this my Chirograph', infused with 'the Word of Gods Spirit, together with the example of Vertues pupils', the virility her assailant lacks: 'And if in so doing I shall bee censured by the judicious to have the victorie, and shall have given content unto the wronged, I have both hit the marke whereat I aymed, and obtained that prize which I desired.' (29) In this scenario, the discourse of sexual attack is inverted: the 'virulent foam' of Swetnam's 'black mouth' ('Melastomus') is 'muzzled' by the just 'censure' of Speght's published rebuke.
The first receipt, recepte per magnum cirographum (receipts from the great chirograph (5)), relates to receipts of arrears.
In his November 2003 chirograph for the centenary of the motu proprio, Tra le Sollecitudini, on Sacred Music, Pope John Paul II stated that "A composition for the Church is sacred and liturgical insofar as it approaches Gregorian melody in flow, in inspiration, and in flavour, and so much less is it worthy of the temple insomuch as it is recognized as departing from that supreme model."
The court had acknowledged the considerable legal evidence for Francesco's custody, including the seventeenth-century papal chirograph by the Barberini pope Urban VIII that denied women the right to custody of Barberini children unless there was no male relative capable of doing so or their deceased husbands had designated them in this role.
Following an anathema calling the wrath of God down upon will-breakers, the document (sometimes a chirograph) concludes with a list of witnesses.
Francis underlined the body's importance one day before the meeting opened, by issuing a chirograph, or legal document, making the group permanent and giving himself the latitude to name additional members.
Presented in the form of a "chirograph," an instrument under canon law, the commission's aim is described as to help ensure that "the principles of the Gospel also permeate activities of an economic and financial nature."