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Synonyms for judicatory

the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government

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C]ivil courts are bound to accept the decisions of the highest judicatories of a religious organization of hierarchical polity on matters of discipline, faith, internal organization, or ecclesiastical rule, custom, or law.
You know, Sir, that one of the King's Instructions directs the Governor to permit Appeals from the Common Law Courts to the Commander in Chief and Counsel [sic] & thence to his Majesty in Privy Council--Our Lawyers have hitherto interpreted the Instruction to mean, that the Cause upon the Removal to these superior Judicatories, come only upon a Writ of Error & is to be tried as Causes in Error are in England.
5, 1787, reprinted in 2 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY, supra note 168, at 158, 163 (arguing that "[t]he objects of jurisdiction recited above are so numerous, and the shades of distinction between civil causes are oftentimes so slight, that it is more than probable that the state judicatories would be wholly superseded; for in contests about jurisdiction, the federal court, as the most powerful, would ever prevail," as "[e]very person acquainted with the history of the courts in England knows by what ingenious sophisms they have, at different periods, extended the sphere of their jurisdiction over objects out of the line of their institution, and contrary to their very nature"); Letter from Samuel Osgood to Samuel Adams (Jan.
45) Under this method, "whenever the questions of discipline, or of faith, or ecclesiastical rule, custom, or law have been decided by the highest of these church judicatories to which the matter has been carried, the legal tribunals must accept such decisions as final.
To encourage and celebrate efforts by individual Presbyterians, congregations, and judicatories of our church to communicate directly and regularly with Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities, sponsor programs likely to improve relations among Christians, Jews and Muslims, and engage in peacemaking in the Middle East.
is, that, whenever the questions of [church] discipline, or of faith, or of ecclesiastical rule, custom or law have been decided by the highest of these church judicatories to which the matter has been carried, the legal tribunals must accept such decisions as final, and as binding upon them.
Calling upon well-established precedent concerning a religious organization's right to self government, the court further held: "Civil Courts must accept 'the decisions of the highest judicatories of a religious organization of hierarchical polity on matters of discipline, faith, internal organization, or ecclesiastical rule, custom, or law.
diocese where both judicatories have filed for bankruptcy, Reese said.
Thompson, supra note 44, at 3 ("The police regulations of the States, their criminal codes, the decisions of their highest judicatories, and even their constitutions lie at the feet of the inferior Federal judges.
35) In cases meeting these criteria, the Supreme Court has adopted and applied the constitutional mandate that "civil courts are bound to accept the decisions of the highest judicatories of a religious organization of hierarchical polity on matters of discipline, faith, internal organization, or ecclesiastical rule, custom, or law.
In late August 2003 the Catholic Diocese of Covington, Kentucky, one of the church's smaller judicatories, released a report showing that since 1989 it had paid nearly $780,000 to abuse victims, $722,000 for counseling, and $218,000 in legal fees.
Likewise, congregations, judicatories and some national church bodies are conducting experiments in corporate "discernment" in decision-making rather than being forever wedded to the "win/lose" dynamic of the legislative model.
We have in America by far the largest number of scholars at work and books being published on this problem, but the effect on the judicatories and boards is slight to date.
The Watso doctrine thus recognizes a legal sovereignty for religious judicatories.
judicatories, synods, conferences, dioceses) may be worth further research, with an eye toward involving more and smaller congregations and supporting fuller accountability.