Ecclesia fungitur vice minoris; meliorem conditionem suam facere potest, deteriorem nequaquam

Dictionary: 
Ballentine's Law Dictionary

The church occupies the position of a minor; she can make her own condition better, but never worse.

Author: 
James A. Ballentine
Publisher: 
The Bobbs-Merrill Company
Year Published: 
1916
Genre: 
Law Dictionary