- RC Church the first year's revenue of a see, an abbacy, or a minor benefice, paid to the pope
C16: plural of French annate, from Medieval Latin annāta, from Latin annus year
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Examples from the Web for annates
Abbots, mitred:division of opinion on the Annates Bill, 187.The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon
In England the collection and payment of annates to the pope was prohibited in 1531 by statute.
He still wished if possible to win him to his side, and before the end of 1532 he obtained from Parliament an Act of Annates.A Student's History of England, v. 2 (of 3)
Samuel R. Gardiner.
The Pope would recover his annates, his Peter's pence, and his indulgence market.English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century
James Anthony Froude
By reason of his translation to the see of Lisieux he owed Rome annates to the amount of 400 golden florins.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)