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In English ecclesiastical law. A court, or assembly, comprising all the high officials of each province and representatives of the minor clergy. It is in the nature of an ecclesiastical parliament; and, so far as its judicial functions extend, it has jurisdiction of cases of heresy, schism, and other purely ecclesiastical matters. An appeal lies to the king in council. 2 & 3 Will. IV. c. 92; Cowell; Bac. Abr. Ecclesiastical Courts, A, 1; 1 Bla. Comm. 279; 2 Steph. Com. 525, 668; 2 Burn, Eccl. Law, 18. Convocation exercises no jurisdiction at the present day. 1 Holdsw. Hist. E. L. 373.
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