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1. Law having regular or ex officio jurisdiction
2. Maths (of a differential equation) containing two variables only and derivatives of one of the variables with respect to the other
3. Civil law a judge who exercises jurisdiction in his own right
4. an ecclesiastic, esp a bishop, holding an office to which certain jurisdictional powers are attached
5. RC Church
a. the parts of the Mass that do not vary from day to day
b. a prescribed form of divine service, esp the Mass
6. History a clergyman who visited condemned prisoners before their death

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A village tavern in an early American community.
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And for a change too, the hierarchs must set out earnestly to tone up the civilian security apparatus in every manner to confront urban terrorism.
In short, the new hierarchs are determined to reimpose a divided view of human sexuality onto those they seem to consider their straying flocks.
To begin with, let's ask what we know about the Three Hierarchs.
The Patriarch's brother, Orthodox Bishop Paul Yazigi of Aleppo, Syria, was one of two church hierarchs kidnapped almost two years ago in Syria.
Hierarchs should do a thorough examination of conscience on their attitudes and treatment of gay people in general, and become more open and accepting of people who seek to live loving, committed lives together.
Singling out Qadri for investigation undeniably smacks of foul, and no sophistry of the ruling hierarchs and their hired publicists and trumpeters could gloss over this pulsating reality.
Peter s Square was attended by delegations from almost 100 states, heads of leading international organizations and institutions, church leaders and hierarchs of various faiths, and over a million of pilgrims from all over the world.
As Cornwell reveals, the piety imposed on early 20th-century Catholics, as hierarchs urged them toward frequent confession, was itself a modern phenomenon.
The Turkish government imposes restrictions on the election of the ecumenical patriarch and the hierarchs who vote for him by requiring that they be Turkish citizens.
He was one of the leading Ukrainian hierarchs of the entire history of his Church.
Being Catholic is central to their personal identity and motivates both sets of reformers' largely volunteer efforts to change the church or openly resist or reject the decisions of church hierarchs.
In a phone call to Metropolitan Philip of North America, he said: "these reports are false and the release of these two hierarchs has not taken place".