ecclesiastical corporation

ecclesiastical corporation
Ecclesiastical and lay corporations.
In the English law, all corporations private are divided into ecclesiastical and lay, the former being such corporations as are composed exclusively of ecclesiastics organized for spiritual purposes, or for administering property held for religious uses, such as bishops and certain other dignitaries of the church and (formerly) abbeys and monasteries. 1 Bl.Comm. 470.
Lay corporations are those composed of laymen, and existing for secular or business purposes. This distinction is not recognized in American law. Corporations formed for the purpose of maintaining or propagating religion or of supporting public religious services, according to the rights of particular denominations, and incidentally owning and administering real and personal property for religious uses, are called "religious corporations," as distinguished from business corporations; but they are "lay" corporations, and not "ecclesiastical" in the sense of the English law.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • ecclesiastical corporation — Ecclesiastical and lay corporations. In the English law, all corporations private are divided into ecclesiastical and lay, the former being such corporations as are composed exclusively of ecclesiastics organized for spiritual purposes, or for… …   Black's law dictionary

  • ecclesiastical corporation — noun : a corporation concerned only with religious matters and consisting wholly of ecclesiastics (as the dean and chapter of a cathedral church) contrasted with lay corporation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ecclesiastical Commissioners — were, in England and Wales, a body corporate, whose full title is Ecclesiastical and Church Estates Commissioners for England. The commissioners were authorized to determine the distribution of revenues of the Church of England, and they made… …   Wikipedia

  • corporation sole — noun : a corporation consisting of only one person; especially : ecclesiastical corporation * * * corporation sole noun A corporation which consists of one person and his or her successors • • • Main Entry: ↑corporate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Corporation — • An association recognized by civil law and regarded in all ordinary transactions as an individual. An artificial person Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Corporation     Corporation …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Ecclesiastical Property in the United States —     Ecclesiastical Property in the United States     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Property in the United States     The Third Plenary Council of Baltimore decreed (tit. IX, cap. i, n. 264): We must hold, holily and inviolably, that… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Ecclesiastical Buildings — • This term comprehends all constructions erected for the celebration of liturgical acts, whatever be the name given to them, church, chapel, oratory, and basilica Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ecclesiastical Buildings      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • corporation — An artificial person or legal entity created by or under the authority of the laws of a state. An association of persons created by statute as a legal entity. The law treats the corporation itself as a person which can sue and be sued. The… …   Black's law dictionary

  • corporation — An artificial person or legal entity created by or under the authority of the laws of a state. An association of persons created by statute as a legal entity. The law treats the corporation itself as a person which can sue and be sued. The… …   Black's law dictionary

  • ecclesiastical society — (in Congregational churches) a legal corporation with power to sue and be sued and to administer all of the temporalities of the church. * * * …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”