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judicatory

noun bar of justice, bench, court, court of justice, court of law, forum, institution where justice is rennered, judicature, judiciary, law court, place where justice is administered, ratio iudiciorum, tribunal
Associated concepts: inferior judicatory
See also: bench, board, body, chamber, court, forensic, forum, judicature, judiciary, jural, juridical, licit
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This study group will be representative of all the member judicatories.
In recent decades individual persons and agencies in the Lutheran Church of Bavaria have undertaken vigorous initiatives, whose result the church judicatories seek to express in this declaration.
there were special meetings with leaders of a number of African-American judicatories, conventions, and associations - Baptist, Methodist Episcopal, and Apostolic/Pentecostal - to seek their input and involvement.
To encourage and celebrate efforts by individual Presbyterians, congregations, and judicatories of our church to communicate directly and regularly with Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities, sponsor programs likely to improve relations among Christians, Jews and Muslims, and engage in peacemaking in the Middle East.
is, that, whenever the questions of [church] discipline, or of faith, or of ecclesiastical rule, custom or law have been decided by the highest of these church judicatories to which the matter has been carried, the legal tribunals must accept such decisions as final, and as binding upon them.
There is great diversity among people of faith throughout California on the issue of marriage for same-sex couples," said Rick Schossler, Executive Director of the California Council of Churches and California Church IMPACT, which represent 50 Protestant and Orthodox judicatories throughout California with more than 1.
diocese where both judicatories have filed for bankruptcy, Reese said.
C]ivil courts are bound to accept the decisions of the highest judicatories of a religious organization of hierarchical polity on matters of discipline, faith, internal organization, or ecclesiastical rule, custom, or law.
Thompson, supra note 44, at 3 ("The police regulations of the States, their criminal codes, the decisions of their highest judicatories, and even their constitutions lie at the feet of the inferior Federal judges.
35) In cases meeting these criteria, the Supreme Court has adopted and applied the constitutional mandate that "civil courts are bound to accept the decisions of the highest judicatories of a religious organization of hierarchical polity on matters of discipline, faith, internal organization, or ecclesiastical rule, custom, or law.
In late August 2003 the Catholic Diocese of Covington, Kentucky, one of the church's smaller judicatories, released a report showing that since 1989 it had paid nearly $780,000 to abuse victims, $722,000 for counseling, and $218,000 in legal fees.
Likewise, congregations, judicatories and some national church bodies are conducting experiments in corporate "discernment" in decision-making rather than being forever wedded to the "win/lose" dynamic of the legislative model.