ARTICLES OF RELIGION meaning in Law Dictionary

In English ecclesiastical legislation. Commonly called the "Thirty- Nine Articles;" a body of divinity used because of the convocation in 1502. and confirmed by James I.

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Upon the bishop having satisfied himself of the sufficiency of the clerk, he proceeds to institute him to the spiritual office to which the benefice is annexed, but before such institution can take place, the clerk is required to make a declaration of assent to the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion and to the Book of Common Prayer according to a form prescribed in the Clerical Subscription Act 1865, to make a declaration against simony in accordance with that act, and to take and subscribe the oath of allegiance according to the form in the Promissory Oaths Act 1868.

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