noun English Ecclesiastical Law.
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Origin of advowson
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Example sentences from the Web for advowson
It long held lands in the isle of Sheppey, as well as the advowson of the church of Eastchurch, in the same island.Belgium|George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
In the case of an advowson, the use is public, and the right cannot be turned to any private benefit or emolument.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster|Daniel Webster
Advowson, ad-vow′zun, n. the right of patronage or presentation to a church benefice.
The advowson was held by the Fitzwalters, and after passing through various hands came to the Crown in 1633.Bygone London|Frederick Ross
The Benefices Act 1898, however, now prohibits the grant of a lease of an advowson.