advowson

advowson

[ad-vou-zuhn]
noun English Ecclesiastical Law.
the right of presentation of a candidate to a benefice or church office.

Origin:
1250–1300; < Anglo-French; replacing Middle English avoweisoun < Anglo-French, Old French avoesonLatin advocātiōn-. See advocation

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advowson (ədˈvaʊzən)
 
n
English ecclesiastical law the right of presentation to a vacant benefice
 
[C13: via Anglo-French and Old French from Latin advocātiōn- the act of summoning, from advocāre to summon]

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