(Lat. the ruled rule). Term applied to a Confession, or body of Confessions, as secondary norm (norma secundum quid; norma secondaria; norma discretionis), determined by the norma* normans. The norma normata is only relatively necessary. It decides whether a person has clearly understood the true doctrines of Scripture.
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