In Regards To The Law Library
Canon law (from Greek kanon, a ‘straight measuring rod, ruler’) is a set of ordinances and regulations made by ecclesiastical authority , for the government of a Christian organisation or church and its members. It is the interior ecclesiastical law governing the Catholic Church , the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox church buildings, and the individual nationwide churches throughout the Anglican Communion. The means that such church law is legislated, interpreted and at times adjudicated varies extensively among these three bodies of churches. In all three traditions, a canon was originally a rule adopted by a church council; these canons formed the muse of canon law.
- Private law deals with legal disputes between individuals and/or organisations in areas corresponding to contracts, property, torts/delicts and commercial law.
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