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PERSONAL LAW

An ecclesiastical precept binding an individual wherever he or she lives. In general, canon law is presumed not to be personal but territorial unless the opposite is evident from the nature of the precept.

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

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