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Codex Juris Canonici

[joo r-is-kuh-non-uh-sahy]
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noun Roman Catholic Church.
  1. an official collection of general church law made effective in 1918.
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Codex Juris Canonici

noun
  1. the official code of canon law in force in the Roman Catholic Church; introduced in 1918 and revised in 1983See also Corpus Juris Canonici
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Word Origin

Latin: book of canon law
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