canon-lawyer

canon law

noun
the body of codified ecclesiastical law, especially of the Roman Catholic Church as promulgated in ecclesiastical councils and by the pope.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English

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

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