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Remonstration
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[German Version]

refers to the right of bishops to “bring forward opposing arguments” (Lat. remonstratio) against papal laws. Going back to the decretals of Pope Alexander III (Corpus Iuris Canonici [CIC]: Liber extra I, 3, 5), this privilege has a suspensive effect on the contentious laws until the further decision of the pope. Although it was not included in the CIC of 1917, the right of remonstration was regarded doctrinally as an integral part of prevailing law and is still recognized by some as valid, and even expanded by some as the right of any co…

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Pree, Helmuth, “Remonstration”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024921>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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