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advowson

[ad-vou-zuh n] /ædˈvaʊ zən/
noun, English Ecclesiastical Law.
1.
the right of presentation of a candidate to a benefice or church office.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; < Anglo-French; replacing Middle English avoweisoun < Anglo-French, Old French avoesonLatin advocātiōn-. See advocation
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advowson

/ədˈvaʊzən/
noun
1.
(English ecclesiastical law) the right of presentation to a vacant benefice
Word Origin
C13: via Anglo-French and Old French from Latin advocātiōn- the act of summoning, from advocāre to summon
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