[ ad-vou-zuh n ]
/ ædˈvaʊ zən /

noun English Ecclesiastical Law.

the right of presentation of a candidate to a benefice or church office.

Origin of advowson

1250–1300; < Anglo-French; replacing Middle English avoweisoun < Anglo-French, Old French avoesonLatin advocātiōn-. See advocation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for advowson


/ (ədˈvaʊzən) /


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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