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EXEMPTION, CLERICAL

In ecclesiastical law the privilege of being exempt from the duty of serving in the armed forces and in civil public offices enjoyed by all men in the clerical state in the Catholic Church.

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

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