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AUTHENTIC INTERPRETER

In Church law the person or persons who are authorized to interpret and ecclesiastical law. they are the legislator himself, or his successor, or someone to whom they have given the right to give the interpretation.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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