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Ecclesiastical Courts

In England, the collective classification of particular courts that exercised jurisdiction primarily over spiritual matters. A system of courts, held by authority granted by the sovereign, that assumed jurisdiction over matters concerning the ritual and religion of the established church, and over the rights, obligations, and discipline of the clergy.

ECCLESIASTICAL COURTS. English law. Courts held by the king's authority as supreme governor of the church, for matters which chiefly concern religion.
     2. There are ten courts which may be ranged under this class. 1. The Archdeacon's Court. 2. The Consistory Court. 3. The Court of Arches. 4. The Court of Peculiars. 5. The Prerogative Court. 6. The Court of Delegates, which is the great court of appeals in all ecclesiastical causes. 7. The Court of Convocation. 8. The Court of Audience. 9. The Court of Faculties. 10. The Court of Commissioners of Review.

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On the basis of the above evidence, it is my solemn duty to inform you that our Ecclesiastical Court has issued an edict inscribing you as a slanderer of Zion and a terrorist collaborator.
She was captured by the Burgundians, sold to the English, tried by an ecclesiastical court, and burned at the stake when she was nineteen years old.
A strong clericalist, Bramhall nevertheless sought to restrict some episcopal powers in order to eliminate ecclesiastical court abuses and to prevent bishops from alienating episcopal property.
So from now on, I (will) accept them in ecclesiastical court without legal representation.
The ecclesiastical court decides to consult with Rome before making a decision about Henry's divorce - and it's Cardinal Wolsey who bears the brunt of the king's anger.
The ecclesiastical court decides to consult with Rome before making a decision about Henry divorce and it Cardinal Wolsey who bears the brunt of the king anger.
The ecclesiastical court decides to consult with Rome before making a decision about Henry's divorce-and it's Cardinal Wolsey who bears the brunt of the King's anger.
As a religious revolt threatens the Catholic Church, the ecclesiastical court hearing King Henry's case for a divorce continues to meet despite Queen Catherine's absence.
Also covered are such sources as wills, parish records, civil and ecclesiastical court records, poll books, and property records.