|Canon 586.||§1. A just autonomy of life, especially of governance, is acknowledged for individual institutes, by which they possess their own discipline in the Church and are able to preserve their own patrimony intact, as mentioned in can. 578.
§2. It is for local ordinaries to preserve and safeguard this autonomy.
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