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Corpus Juris Canonici

/ kəˈnɒnɪˌsaɪ /

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 RC Church the official compilation of canon law published by authority of Gregory XIII in 1582, superseded by the Codex Juris Canonici in 1918 See also Clementines Decretals Decretum Extravagantes Sext Codex Juris Canonici


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Corpus Juris Canonici1

Medieval Latin, literally: body of canon law
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Example Sentences

Arranged in five books, it forms the second part of the Corpus juris canonici.

The best edition is that of Friedberg (Corpus juris canonici, Leipzig, 1879).

This first official code was the basis of the second part of the Corpus juris canonici.

Much of it, no doubt, was borrowed from the Corpus juris canonici and the English provincial canons.

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