eccl. law. The name usually given to the collection
of decretals or constitutious of Pope Clement V., which was made by order
of John XXII. his successor, who published it in 1317. The death of Clement
V., which happened in 1314, prevented him from publishing this collection,
which is properly a compilation, as well of the epistles and constitutions
of this pope, as of the decrees of the council of Vienna, over which he
presided. The Clementines are divided in five books, in which the matter
is distributed nearly upon the same plan as the Decretals of Gregory IX.
VideLa Bibliotheque des auteurs ecclesiastiques, par Dupin.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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