The right of presentation of a clergyman to a church or ecclesiastical benefice. A right of patronage. See 2 Bl Comm 21. See collative advowson; medietas advocationis; patronage.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Advowson — • In English law the right of patronage of a church or ecclesiastical benefice, a right exercised by nomination of a clergyman to such church or other benefice Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Advowson     Advowson …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • advowson — [ad vou′zən] n. [ME avoueson < OFr < L advocatio, a summoning, calling to: see ADVOCATE] Eng. Law the right to name the holder of a church benefice …   English World dictionary

  • advowson — /aedvawzan/ In English ecclesiastical law, the right of presentation to a church or ecclesiastical benefice; the right of presenting a fit person to the bishop, to be by him admitted and instituted to a certain benefice within the diocese, which… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Advowson — For the process for appointing a parish priest in the Church of England, see Parish. Advowson is the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice. In effect this means the right to nominate a person to hold a… …   Wikipedia

  • Advowson — The right to present a clergyman for appointment to the bishop of the diocese by one who had the patronage or was guardian of a *benefice or an ecclesiastical house. Advowson was an incorporeal inheritance. The Latin used in 13c records was… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Advowson — Right to present a clergyman to a vacant benefice. In 1275, the lord of the manor of Hemyock, Sir John de Hydone, had the advowson of St Mary s Church Hemyock. 1) The right to appoint a priest to a parish church. Advowsons could be held by laymen …   Medieval glossary

  • advowson — noun Etymology: Middle English avoueson, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin advocation , advocatio, from Latin, act of calling, from advocare Date: 14th century the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a benefice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • advowson — /ad vow zeuhn/, n. Eng. Eccles. Law. the right of presentation of a candidate to a benefice or church office. [1250 1300; < AF; r. ME avoweisoun < AF, OF avoeson L advocation . See ADVOCATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • advowson — noun The right of presenting to a vacant benefice or living in the church …   Wiktionary

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