Advowson

Advowson (or `patronage`) is the right in English law of a patron (avowee) to present to the diocesan bishop (or in some cases the ordinary if not the same person) a nominee for appointment to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice or church living, a process known as presentation (jus praesentandi, Latin: `the right of presenting`). The word derive...
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Advowson

• (n.) The right of presenting to a vacant benefice or living in the church. [Originally, the relation of a patron (advocatus) or protector of a benefice, and thus privileged to nominate or present to it.]
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advowson

noun the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice
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Advowson

Ad·vow'son noun [ Middle English avoweisoun , Old French avoëson , from Latin advocatio . Confer Advocation .] (Eng. Law) The right of presenting to a vacant benefice or living in the church. [ Originally, the relation of a patron ( advocatus ) or protector o...
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advowson

advowson The right in English ecclesiastical law of a presentation to a vacant benefice.
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Advowson

Ecclesiastical Law. From advow or advocare, a right of presentation to a church or benefice. He who possesses this right is called the patron or advocate, when there is no patron, or he neglects to exercise his right within six months, it is called a lapse, i. e. a title is given to the ordinary to collate to a church; when a presentation is made b...
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Advowson

In English law, advowson is a light of presentation to a vacant benefice, or, in other words, a right of nominating a person to officiate in a vacant church. Those who have this right are styled patrons. Advowsons are of three kinds: presentative, collative, and donative: presentative, when the patron presents his clerk to the bishop of the diocese...
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advowson

In the Christian church, the right of selecting a person to a church living or benefice; a form of patronage. The right of advowson is historically the survival of an originally much more extensive...
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advowson

right of presentation to church living
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Advowson

The right of nomination or presentation to an ecclesiastical benefice. An advowson is held by a patron, who may he an individual or institution, clerical or secular. The patron presents the candidate to the appropriate Bishop for institution and induction, though the nomination may he refused. An advowson is a form of property which may he bought,...
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Advowson

The right to apppoint a priest to a benefice, especially a parish church (Hey 1998 p 2).
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advowson

[n] - the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice
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