advowson

[ad-vou-zuh n]

Origin of advowson

1250–1300; < Anglo-French; replacing Middle English avoweisoun < Anglo-French, Old French avoesonLatin advocātiōn-. See advocation
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advowson

noun
  1. English ecclesiastical law the right of presentation to a vacant benefice

Word Origin for advowson

C13: via Anglo-French and Old French from Latin advocātiōn- the act of summoning, from advocāre to summon
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