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ECCLESIA Definition & Legal Meaning

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ECCLESIA. Lat. An assembly. A Christian assembly; a church. A place of religiousworship. Spelman.Ecclesia ecclesise decimas solvere non debet. Cro. Eliz. 479. A church ought not topay tithes to a church.Ecclesia est domus mansionalis Omni- potentis Dei. 2 Inst 164. The church is themansion-house of the Omnipotent God.Ecclesia est infra aetatem et in cus- todia domini regis, qni tenetnr jnra ethacreditates ejnsdem mann tenere et de- fendere. 11 Coke, 49. The church Is underage, and In the custody of the king, who is bound to uphold and defend its rights andinheritances.Ecclesia fungitur vice minoris; meli- orem conditionem suam facere potest,deteriorem nequaquam. Co. Litt. 341. The church enjoys the privilege of a minor;It can make its own condition better, but not worse.Ecclesia non moritnr. 2 Inst. 3. The church does not die.Ecclesise mat; is favendnm est qnam personse. Godol. Ecc. Law, 172. The church isto be more favored than the parson.

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