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Cathedral chapter of Bruges

In accordance with canon law, a cathedral chapter is a body of clerics (chapter) formed to advise a bishop and, in the case of a vacancy of the episcopal see in some countries, to govern the diocese in his stead. These councils are made up of canons and dignitaries; their creation is the purview of the pope. They can be "numbered," in which case they are provided with a fixed prebend, or "unnumbered," in which case the bishop indicates the number of canons according to the rents.

Originally, it referred to a section of a monastic rule that was read out daily during the assembly of a group of canons or other clergy attached to a cathedral or collegiate church. Later it came to be applied to the group of clergy itself.[1]

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  1. ^ Coredon Dictionary of Medieval Terms p. 68

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  • This article draws heavily on the May 28, 2007 version of the corresponding article in the Spanish-language Wikipedia.
  • Coredon, Christopher (2007). A Dictionary of Medieval Terms & Phrases (Reprint ed.). Woodbridge: D. S. Brewer. ISBN 978-1-74384-138-8.  

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