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  • 1 Ecclesiastical jurisdiction — in its primary sense does not signify jurisdiction over ecclesiastics ( church leadership ), but jurisdiction exercised by church leaders over other leaders and over the laity. Jurisdiction is a word borrowed from the legal system which has… …

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  • 2 Ecclesiastical Courts —     Ecclesiastical Courts     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Courts     I. JUDICIAL POWER IN THE CHURCH     In instituting the Church as a perfect society, distinct from the civil power and entirely independent of it, Christ gave her… …

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  • 3 Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction —     Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction     The right to guide and rule the Church of God. The subject is here treated under the following heads:     I. General Concept and Classification of… …

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  • 4 Ecclesiastical Buildings — • This term comprehends all constructions erected for the celebration of liturgical acts, whatever be the name given to them, church, chapel, oratory, and basilica Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ecclesiastical Buildings      …

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  • 5 Ecclesiastical Discipline —     Ecclesiastical Discipline     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Discipline     Etymologically the word discipline signifies the formation of one who places himself at school and under the direction of a master. All Christians are the… …

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  • 6 Ecclesiastical Letters —     Ecclesiastical Letters     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Letters     (LITTERÆ ECCLESIASTICÆ)     Ecclesiastical letters are publications or announcements of the organs of ecclesiastical authority, e.g. the synods, more particularly …

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  • 7 Ecclesiastical Judge —     Ecclesiastical Judge     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Judge     (JUDEX ECCLESIASTICUS)     An ecclesiastical person who possesses ecclesiastical jurisdiction either in general or in the strict sense (see JURISDICTION) The official …

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  • 8 Ecclesiastical letter — Ecclesiastical letters are publications or announcements of the organs of Roman Catholic ecclesiastical authority, e.g. the synods, but more particularly of pope and bishops, addressed to the faithful in the form of letters. Letters of the Popes… …

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  • 9 Ecclesiastical Pension —     Ecclesiastical Pension     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Pension     The right to a certain sum of money to be paid yearly out of the revenues of a church or benefice to a cleric, on account of just reasons approved by an… …

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  • 10 Ecclesiastical Judge — An Ecclesiastical Judge (in Latin Judex or Iudex Ecclesiasticus ) is an ecclesiastical person who possesses ecclesiastical jurisdiction either in general or in the strict sense. Catholic canon lawThe official body appointed by the qualified… …

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  • 11 Ecclesiastical emancipation — The canon law of the Roman Catholic Church recognizes various meanings of the term emancipation .As release from ecclesiastical obedienceOne was the release of a pupil of a cathedral school, a domicellaris , from subjection to the authority of… …

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  • 12 Ecclesiastical and Religious Vocation —     Ecclesiastical and Religious Vocation     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical and Religious Vocation     An ecclesiastical or religious vocation is the special gift of those who, in the Church of God, follow with a pure intention the… …

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  • 13 Ecclesiastical polity — is the operational and governance structure of a church or Christian denomination. It also denotes the ministerial structure of the church and the authority relationships between churches. Polity is closely related to Ecclesiology, the study of… …

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  • 14 Ecclesiastical Heraldry —     Ecclesiastical Heraldry     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Heraldry          Ecclesiastical heraldry naturally divides itself into various branches, principally: the arms of religious corporations, and other bodies; the insignia of… …

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  • 15 Ecclesiastical Constitutions —     Ecclesiastical Constitutions     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Constitutions     The term constitution denotes, in general, the make up of a body, either physical or moral. Used in reference to civil or religious societies, the… …

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  • 16 Ecclesiastical Censures —     Ecclesiastical Censures     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Censures     Medicinal and spiritual punishments imposed by the Church on a baptized, delinquent, and contumacious person, by which he is deprived, either wholly of in part …

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  • 17 Ecclesiastical Abbreviations —     Ecclesiastical Abbreviations     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Abbreviations     The words most commonly abbreviated at all times are proper names, titles (official or customary), of persons or corporations, and words of frequent… …

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  • 18 Ecclesiastical Canons —     Ecclesiastical Canons     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Canons     Ecclesiastical Canons are certain rules or norms of conduct or belief prescribed by the Church. The name is derived from the Greek kanon, the instrument used by… …

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  • 19 Ecclesiastical Annals —     Ecclesiastical Annals     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Annals     The historical literature of the Middle Ages may be classed under three general heads: chronicles, annals, and lives of the saints.     CHRONICLES     Chronicles… …

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  • 20 Ecclesiastical history (Catholicism) — Ecclesiastical history, for the Roman Catholic Church, is the history of the Roman Catholic Church as an institution, written from a particular perspective. There is a traditional approach to such historiography. The generally identified starting …

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