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secular arm

Saltos de línea: secu|lar arm

Definición de secular arm en inglés:

sustantivo

(the secular arm)
The legal authority of the civil power as invoked by the Church to punish offenders: she was convicted and turned over to the secular arm for execution
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • To protect their understanding of Christian freedom, these Lutherans refused to be compelled in matters of church usages when the secular arm of authority was forcing the issue.
  • The so-called ultramontanes believed that the state should serve as the secular arm of the Church and enforce its monopoly of the truth against all rival ideologies.
  • In Western Christendom the Church of Rome exercised spiritual domination and was not reluctant to use the secular arm - that is, the civil authorities and their armies - to ensure conformity in doctrine and practice.

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