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Corpus Juris Canonici

noun
  1. RC Church the official compilation of canon law published by authority of Gregory XIII in 1582, superseded by the Codex Juris Canonici in 1918See also Clementines, Decretals, Decretum, Extravagantes, Sext, Codex Juris Canonici

Word Origin

Medieval Latin, literally: body of canon law
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