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Canon Law

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Law
Length:
809 words

refers to the legal systems of some Christian churches; namely, the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican (Episcopalian). Other Christian denominations

Canon law

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
28 words

The body of rules or laws developing gradually, imposed by church authority in matters of its own organization and discipline

Canon Law

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
10,807 words

[This entry includes four subentries, on canon law in Orthodox and Protestant churches, on the codes of canon law, and

canon law

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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36 words

In the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox Churches, a body of ecclesiastical laws relating to faith, morals and discipline. It

Canon law

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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609 words
is the corpus of legislation that regulates the Christian Church. Its origins lie in the general councils and papal legislation of late antiquity. In the Western Church canons were ... More
canon law

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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383 words

in the Irish context is found in three forms. First, in the specifically insular form, the penitentials; second, in

canon law

canon law   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,042 words

Canon law is the law of the church—so called because it is contained in canons, a word of Greek origin

law, canon

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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767 words

The body of rules that defined the rights, duties, and obligations of *clergy and *laity in the medieval church. Canon

canon law, canonists

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,251 words

The West Byzantium

Canons

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Alexander Kazhdan

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
232 words
(κανόνες), term that in Roman law was used synonymously with regulae, rules, but that eventually acquired a technical meaning as the body of ecclesiastical law or of its individual ... More
Canon Law

Canon Law   Reference library

Andreas Schminck

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,217 words
in a broad sense, is the totality of legal regulations concerning church life. In its narrow (formal) sense, it is the totality of the rules that derive from church authorities. Because of ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

originally, a Church decree or law; later (from late Middle English), a general law, rule, principle, or criterion by which something is judged....

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