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date: 30 October 2020

canon law. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

The body of ecclesiastical rules or laws imposed by authority in matters of faith, morals, and discipline.This corpus of law grew up very gradually. Its beginnings are to be traced to the practice of convening Councils to settle matters of uncertainty or dispute and their issue of a considerable number of ... ...

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