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ecclesiastical court

noun
1.
a church court in ecclesiastical matters, presided over by members of the clergy and usually having no compulsory jurisdiction.
Also called court Christian.
Origin of ecclesiastical court
1675-1685
1675-85
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  • Use for a libelee against whom an appeal is taken from one ecclesiastical court or admiralty to another to reverse the judgment.
  • There's elaborate due process for criminal prosecutions in an ecclesiastical court.
  • Use for a libelant who takes an appeal from one ecclesiastical court or admiralty to another to reverse the judgment.

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