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Cumulation
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(Lat. cumulatio; cumulare, “to accumulate”) occurs in Catholic canon law dealing with both penalties and offices. In canon penal law (Ecclesiastical penalties), the fundamental principle is to impose as many penalties as criminal offenses committed (tot poenae quot delicta). In the event that the accumulation of all imposed individual penalties results in an excessive aggregate penalty, the judge may mitigate the penalty (cc. 1344, 1346 CIC/1983; cf. c. 2224 CIC/1917; c. 1409 §1, 30 CCEO). Cumulation applies in cases of repeated offense during a probat…

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Rees, Wilhelm, “Cumulation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12455>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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