In these pages the author gives some information of the ‘status quaestionis’ about the ‘episcopalis audientia as well as how Jacques Godefroy —a well-known jurist of the XVII Century borned in Geneve from a Calvinist family— carried a lot of weight in the argument about the juridical nature of the ‘episcopalis audientia’institution. In fact, his opinion had a great influence in following experts on this matter.


Keywords: episcopalis audientiaThe Sirmondian constitution, Godefroy.