Benefice

A benefice s is a reward received in exchange for services rendered and as a retainer for future services. The Roman Empire used the Latin term beneficium as a benefit to an individual from the Empire for services rendered. Its use was adopted by the western church in the Carolingian Era as a benefit bestowed by the crown or church officials. A be...
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Benefice

• (n.) An estate in lands; a fief. • (n.) An ecclesiastical living and church preferment, as in the Church of England; a church endowed with a revenue for the maintenance of divine service. See Advowson. • (v. t.) To endow with a benefice. • (n.) A favor or benefit.
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benefice

ecclesiastical benefice noun an endowed church office giving income to its holder
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Benefice

Ben'e·fice noun [ French bénéfice , Latin beneficium , a kindness , in Late Latin a grant of an estate, from Latin beneficus beneficent; bene well + facere to do. See Benefit .] 1. A favor or benefit. [ Obsolete] Baxter. 2. (Fe...
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Benefice

Ben'e·fice transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Beneficed .] To endow with a benefice. [ Commonly in the past participle.]
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Benefice

A benefice is an ecclesiastical living; a church endowed with a revenue for the maintenance of divine service. Vicarages, rectories, perpetual curacies, and chaplaincies are termed benefices, in contradistinction to dignities, such as bishoprics, etc.
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Benefice

A collection of land, rights, buildings, and/or communities given by a lord to his vassal, providing the vassal's material support, in exchange for military service and counsel.
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benefice

a particular kind of land tenure that came into use in the 8th century in the kingdom of the Franks. A Frankish sovereign or lord, the seigneur, ... [3 related articles]
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Benefice

An ecclesiastical office i.e. Rectory, Vicarage, Deanery , Perpetual Curate
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benefice

benefice (ben'ufis) , in canon law, a position in the church that has attached to it a source of income; also, more narrowly, that income itself. The occupant of a benefice receives its revenue (temporalities) for the performance of stipulated duties (spiritualities), e.g., the celebration of Ma...
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benefice

ecclesiastical office to which revenue is attached
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benefice

In the early Middle Ages, a donation of land or money to the Christian church as an act of devotion; from the 12th century, the term came to mean the income enjoyed by clergy. Under the
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benefice

In the early Middle Ages, a donation of land or money to the Christian church as an act of devotion; from the 12th century, the term came to mean the income enjoyed by clergy. Under the Carolingian dynasty, `benefice` was used to mean a gift of land from a lord to a vassal, in which sense it is often indistinguishable from a fief
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Benefice

Income or other profit related to a Church ministry. The current Code of Canonic Law provides that, where it still exists, it be gradually eliminated
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Benefice

Obs. Land given by the lord to a vassal, for the vassal's use. it remains the property of the lord, and is not inheritable, in the old sense of the word's use. This changed after 875 A.D., when benefices became inheritable, 'real' property of the vassal.
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benefice

source of income
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benefice

[n] - an endowed church office giving income to its holder 2. [v] - endow with a benefice
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