Canon law is the term
used for the internal ecclesiastical law which governs various
churches, most notably the Roman Catholic
Church, the Union
of Utrecht of the Old Catholic Church, the Eastern
Orthodox Churches and the Anglican Communion of
Churches. The way
that such church law is legislated, interpreted and at times
adjudicated varies widely among these three bodies of churches.
and the Property Ownership
Canon is a common (though unofficial and unfavored) name
used for Title I.7.4 (as presently numbered) of the Canons of the
Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. ...
Restitution in Central and Eastern Europe: The State of Affairs for
of Property Restitution in Central Eastern Europe: U.S. Department
Law and the Church
The trustees are the
legal owners of the trust property (or trust corpus), but they are
obliged to hold the property for the benefit of one or more
individuals or organizations (the beneficiary, a.k.a. cestui que use
or cestui que trust), usually specified by the settlor. The trustees
owe a fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries, who are the
"beneficial" owners of the trust property.
A most interesting
question relating to a Trust Law is presented when we examine the
validity of the Land Ownership entrusted to various Churches and
Holy Orders during the Ottoman occupation of Central Europe (16 -18 centuries).
Legislature and the Church
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