The condition of a church as being full, after a clergyman had once been instituted in it, whether his induction had been rightful or not. See 3 Bl Comm 243.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Plenarty — Plen ar*ty, n. The state of a benefice when occupied. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plenarty — noun The state of a benefice when occupied. The plea that the benefice was full more than six months before the writ was purchased (called the plea of plenarty ) was a good affirmative defense …   Wiktionary

  • Plenarty — ♦ The question of whether or not a benefice was filled. (Heath, Peter. Church and Realm, 1272 1461, 365) …   Medieval glossary

  • plenarty — ple·nar·ty …   English syllables

  • plenarty — /pliynartiy/plenV. In old English law, fullness; a state of being full. A term applied to a benefice when full, or possessed by an incumbent. The opposite state to a vacation, or vacancy …   Black's law dictionary

  • plenarty — ˈplēnə(r)d.ē, ˈplen noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English plenerte, from Middle French plenierté, plenerté, from plenier, plener complete, full (from plein, plen full, from Latin plenus) + té ty more at full : the stat …   Useful english dictionary

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