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civil law
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The Brothers Karamazov
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civil law
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • And what would become of the criminal, O Lord, if even the Christian society—that is, the Church—were to reject him even as the civil law rejects him and cuts him off?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But the Church, like a tender, loving mother, holds aloof from active punishment herself, as the sinner is too severely punished already by the civil law, and there must be at least some one to have pity on him.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as: contrasted to criminal law
as: contrasted to common law
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