- An ecclesiastical officer who was appointed to officiate in temporal matters during the vacancy of a see.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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custos temporalium — /kastas tempareyliyam/ In English ecclesiastical law, the person to whom a vacant see or abbey was given by the king, as supreme lord. His office was, as steward of the goods and profits, to give an account to the escheator, who did the like to… … Black's law dictionary
guardian of the temporalities — See custos temporalium … Ballentine's law dictionary