ecclesiastical law

  1. the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church
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How To Use ecclesiastical law In A Sentence

  • a fresh impulse was given to legal researches, the terms legist and decretist -- the latter applied, in the narrower sense, to the interpreter of ecclesiastical law and commentator on the canonical texts -- have been carefully distinguished. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy
  • The marriage was valid under canonical and ecclesiastical laws.
  • An Anglican cleric with full legal control of a parish under ecclesiastical law; a rector.
  • The marriage was valid under canonical and ecclesiastical laws.
  • But in the old Ecclesiastical law, it is not part of a curtilage of the church.
  • In ecclesiastical law the Roman pontiff and the bishops, as also the metropolitans in cases of appeal, likewise all those who in their own right (ordinario iure) exercise judicial power in the Church, may pronounce sentence personally in all cases brought before their tribunal. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery
  • On the other hand, in too many seminaries the teaching of ecclesiastical law is not sufficiently distinguished from that of moral theology.
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