Sixteen articles, or constitutions, drawn up 1164 at Clarendon, Eng., by advisers of Henry* II. They gave the king much authority in matters of patronage, crimes of clergymen, ecclesiastical trials, ecclesiastical property, election of higher clergy, and other matters. Alexander III (see Popes, 9) condemned 10 of the articles, tolerated the others. See also Becket, Thomas à.
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