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TIME, ECCLESIASTICAL

Calculation of periods of time in canon law. Accordingly a day is understood to consist of twenty-four continuous hours, starting from midnight; a week is seven days; a month is thirty days, and a year is 365 days, unless the month and year are specified to be taken as they are in the calendar.

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

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