advocatus of the church

A term applied to a king or great nobleman when land is "loaned" to him in consideration of his patronage and protection.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Advocatus ecclesiae — Lit. advocate of the church . Latin term for a lord who undertook to protect a monastery or church from secular enemies and to act as patron. There was a ceremony at which he took an oath and his sword was blessed. This ceremony evolved from the… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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  • ADVOCATUS DIABOLI —    the devil s advocate, a functionary in the Roman Catholic Church appointed to show reason against a proposed canonization …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • advocatus est, ad quern pertinet jus advocationis alicujus ecclesiae, ut ad ecclesiam, nomine proprio, non alieno, possit praesentare — /aedvowkeytas est, eed kwem partanat jas aedvowkeyshiyownas aeliykyuwjas akliyziyiy, et aed akliyziyam, nomaniy prowpriyow, non aeliyiynow, posat prezanteriy/ A patron is he to whom appertains the right of presentation to a church, in such a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Jerusalem during the Crusader period — The Crusader period in the history of Jerusalem began with the conquest of the city by the Crusader army in 1099, during the First Crusade, as it is now known, Jerusalem became the capital of the kingdom for the crusading Christians, these events …   Wikipedia

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