custos spiritualium

An ecclesiastical officer who was appointed to officiate during the vacancy of a see.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • custos spiritualium — /kastas spiratyuweyliyam/ In English ecclesiastical law, keeper of the spiritualities. He who exercised the spiritual jurisdiction of a diocese during the vacancy of the see …   Black's law dictionary

  • guardian of the spiritualities — See custos spiritualium …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Spirituals — • A general term denoting several groups of Friars Minor, existing in the second half of the thirteenth and the beginning of the fourteenth centuries, who, in opposition to the main body of the order, pretended to observe the Rule of St. Francis… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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