nomocanon

noun, often capitalized
no·​mo·​ca·​non | \ ˌnȯməˈkäˌnȯn\
plural -s

Definition of nomocanon

: a collection of the ecclesiastical laws of the ancient Eastern Orthodox Church and the Byzantine imperial laws that pertained to the administration of the church

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History and Etymology for nomocanon

Middle Greek nomokanōn, from nomo- + Late Greek kanōn canon, rule, from Greek, measuring rod, rule, standard

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