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In the RC Church, one of the censures or ‘medicinal’ penalties which may be imposed upon a cleric. It prohibits the exercise of some or all the functions of Orders, the powers of governance, and the rights and functions attaching to an office. In the C of E it is one of the five censures which under the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963 may be imposed on a cleric after conviction for an offence not involving doctrine, ritual, or ceremonial.

Subjects: Christianity.

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