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Canonist

adjective
1.
Pertaining to or characteristic of a body of rules and principles accepted as axiomatic; e.g..






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"Canonist" Quotes from Famous Books



... famous canonist and theologian, confessor to Charles V, present at the first meetings of the Council of Trent under Paul III, propounds a question about a man who had lost a paper on which he had written down his sins. ...
— CELEBRATED CRIMES, COMPLETE - THE MARQUISE DE BRINVILLIERS • ALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE

... hagiology, hagiography; Caucasian mystery; monotheism; religion; religious persuasion, religious sect, religious denomination; creed &c. (belief) 484; article of faith, declaration of faith, profession of faith, confession of faith. theologue, theologian; scholastic, divine, schoolman[obs3], canonist, theologist[obs3]; the Fathers. Adj. theological, religious; denominational; sectarian &c. 984. 983a. Orthodoxy.— N. orthodoxy; strictness, soundness, religious truth, true faith; truth &c. 494; soundness of doctrine. Christianity, Christianism[obs3]; Catholicism, Catholicity; "the faith ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

... longed for them. He met many other well-known priests from time to time, and took counsel with them, but did not have time to become very intimate with any of them, so great were the demands upon his services. In this manner he met John Colleton, the canonist, who had returned from his banishment in '87, but found him a little dull and melancholy, though his devotion was beyond praise. He met, too, the Jesuit Fathers Edward Oldcorne and Richard Holtby, the former of whom ...
— By What Authority? • Robert Hugh Benson



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