suits pro laesione fidei

Suits for breach of faith. In the reign of Stephen, the clergy attempted to turn their ecclesiastical courts into courts of equity by entertaining such suits as for spiritual offenses against conscience, in cases of nonpayment of debt or indeed any breach of contract. But this attempt was frustrated by the Constitutions of Clarendon in 1166. See 3 Bl Comm 52.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • pro laesione fidei — For breach of faith. In the reign of Stephen, the clergy tried to turn their ecclesiastical courts into courts of equity by entertaining suits pro laesione fidei, as a spiritual offense against conscience, in case of nonpayment of debts or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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