nomocanon

[ noh-muh-kan-uh n ]
/ ˌnoʊ məˈkæn ən /

noun

a compendium of Greek Orthodox ecclesiastical laws and Byzantine imperial laws that related to ecclesiastical matters.

Nearby words

  1. nominative of address,
  2. nominator,
  3. nominee,
  4. nomism,
  5. nomo-,
  6. nomocracy,
  7. nomogram,
  8. nomograph,
  9. nomographic,
  10. nomography

Origin of nomocanon

From the Medieval Greek word nomokanṓn, dating back to 1720–30. See nomo-, canon1

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