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canon law

the body of codified ecclesiastical law, especially of the Roman Catholic Church as promulgated in ecclesiastical councils and by the pope.
Origin of canon law
1300-50; Middle English
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canon lawyer, noun Unabridged
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canon law

the law governing the affairs of a Christian Church, esp the law created or recognized by papal authority in the Roman Catholic Church See Corpus Juris Canonici, Codex Juris Canonici
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