annats

Annats

An"nats\, Annates \An"nates\, n. pl. [See Ann.] (Eccl. Law) The first year's profits of a spiritual preferment, anciently paid by the clergy to the pope; first fruits. In England, they now form a fund for the augmentation of poor livings.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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