canon law

Definition of "canon law"
  1. The set of rules and guidelines established by the church or religious organization, primarily the Roman Catholic Church, that directs the workings of the clergy, church administration, and religious ceremonies
How to use "canon law" in a sentence
  1. Canon law provides the framework for churches to handle internal matters.
  2. Many church ceremonies are based on the stipulations of canon law.
  3. Under canon law, the clergy's powers and responsibilities are well-defined.

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