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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Ecclesiastical Persons

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In Church law,

  • those who are baptized and accordingly have all the rights and duties of Christians unless expressly limited
  • corporate bodies or institutions constituted by Divine right, namely, the Catholic Church and the Apostolic See, or erected by ecclesiastical authority, e.g., religious orders or seminaries; in common usage, members of the clergy or of religious institutes

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Entry for 'Ecclesiastical Persons'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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