advowson advowson

Definition(s):

  • (n) the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice

Usage(s):

  • To make matters worse, more than half of the church's "livings" are filled by "patrons"a custom inherited from pre-Norman times, when the privilege (known as "advowson") came .
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