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Corpus Juris Canonici

(RC Church) the official compilation of canon law published by authority of Gregory XIII in 1582, superseded by the Codex Juris Canonici in 1918 See also Clementines, Decretals, Decretum, Extravagantes, Sext, Codex Juris Canonici
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Medieval Latin, literally: body of canon law
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