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canon law

What would be called canon law in the Roman Catholic Church is called church order or practice and procedure in the Presbyterian Church.
  the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church
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  • What would be called canon law in the Roman Catholic Church is called church order or practice and procedure in the Presbyterian Church.
  • "Now, from the standpoint of canon law," he said frowning, "there is no difficulty regarding your marriages.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He was a graduate of Osuna in canon law; but even if he had been of Salamanca, it was the opinion of most people that he would have been mad all the same.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • He rendered clear and familiar to himself that vast and tumultuous period of civil law and canon law in conflict and at strife with each other, in the chaos of the Middle Ages,—a period which Bishop Theodore opens in 618, and which Pope Gregory closes in 1227.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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  • Jose Arcadio, who left the seminary as soon as he reached Rome, continued nourishing the legend of theology and canon law so as not to jeopardize the fabulous inheritance of which his mother’s delirious letters spoke and which would rescue him from the misery and sordidness he shared with two friends in a Trastevere garret.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • And what about the humane, unbiased character of canon law?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • MORE I merely answered to the best of my ability certain questions on canon law which His Majesty put to me.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Philosophically, Don Juan is a man who, though gifted enough to be exceptionally capable of distinguishing between good and evil, follows his own instincts without regard to the common statute, or canon law; and therefore, whilst gaining the ardent sympathy of our rebellious instincts (which are flattered by the brilliancies with which Don Juan associates them) finds himself in mortal conflict with existing institutions, and defends himself by fraud and farce as unscrupulously as a…
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • From the same mistaking of the present Church for the Kingdom of God, came in the distinction betweene the Civill and the Canon Laws: The civil Law being the acts of Soveraigns in their own Dominions, and the Canon Law being the Acts of the Pope in the same Dominions.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • I, sirs, for my sins have studied canon law at Salamanca, and I rather pique myself on expressing my meaning in clear, plain, and intelligible language.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote

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  • But canon law demanded only orthodoxy and membership in the ecclesiastical community and, casting aside all national and social considerations, allowed slaves and prisoners of war the right to bequeath and inherit property.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • I don’t believe canon law was constructed with such contingencies in mind."
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The first pupil whom the Abbé de Saint Pierre de Val, at the moment of beginning his reading on canon law, always perceived, glued to a pillar of the school Saint-Vendregesile, opposite his rostrum, was Claude Frollo, armed with his horn ink-bottle, biting his pen, scribbling on his threadbare knee, and, in winter, blowing on his fingers.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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Associated words [difficulty]:   canon law [8] , sharia [7] , statutory law [3] , common law [4] , criminal law [7] , civil law [8] , public law [8] , civil law [9]
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