Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Act 1677

The Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Act 1677 (29 Cha. 2. c. 9) was an act of the Parliament of England. It abolished the death penalty for heresy, blasphemy, atheism, schism, and such crimes. The whole act was repealed by section 87 of, and schedule 5 to, the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963 (No. 1).

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Act 1677[a]
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act for takeing away the Writt De Heretico cumburendo[b]
Citation29 Cha. 2. c. 9
Royal assent16 April 1677
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Repealed by
Status: Repealed
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  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 5 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1948. Due to the repeal of those provisions, it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.
  2. ^ These words are printed against this Act in the second column of Schedule 2 to the Statute Law Revision Act 1948, which is headed "Title".