Corpus Juris Canonici

/ (kəˈnɒnɪˌsaɪ) /

noun

RC Church the official compilation of canon law published by authority of Gregory XIII in 1582, superseded by the Codex Juris Canonici in 1918See also Clementines, Decretals, Decretum, Extravagantes, Sext, Codex Juris Canonici

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Word Origin for Corpus Juris Canonici

Medieval Latin, literally: body of canon law
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