Definition of Ecclesiastical law
1. Noun. The body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church.
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Generic synonyms: Jurisprudence, Law
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Literary usage of Ecclesiastical law
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"and custom within the realm, and form . . . the king's ecclesiastical law." But though Henry's settlement as to the royal supremacy, as to the courts, ..."
2. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"The "holiness of the matrimonial state is left entirely to the ecclesiastical law:2 the temporal courts not having jurisdiction to consider unlawful ..."
3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In the Church of England the publication of the banns is a normal preliminary of marriage, both by ecclesiastical law and, as explained below, ..."
4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"1902; JM Duncan, The Parochial ecclesiastical law of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1903; WH Frère, The Relation of Church and Parliament in Regard to Ecclesiastical ..."
5. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1908)
"There were no Ecclesiastical Courts to administer the ecclesiastical law, ... The ecclesiastical law as a whole was not, therefore, adopted as a part of our ..."
6. A Treatise on the System of Evidence in Trials at Common Law: Including the by John Henry Wigmore (1904)
"But in the meantime this rule of the ecclesiastical law had been exercising an influence, direct and indirect, upon English law outside of the narrow ..."
7. The Contemporary Review (1866)
"ecclesiastical law is to him a sort of Cabala—a thing to be revered or scoffed at, according to the turn of his mind and his politics, but in any case a ..."
8. Facing the Twentieth Century: Our Country: Its Power and Peril by James Marcus King (1899)
""ELEMENTS OF ecclesiastical law." By Rev. SB Smith, DD, formerly Professor of Canon Law. Vol. L " Ecclesiastical Persons." Benziger Brothers, Printers to ..."