- the right of presentation of a candidate to a benefice or church office.
Origin of advowson
Examples from the Web for advowson
Historical Examples of advowson
She became the patron of the living, and the advowson remains in her family.Old Times at Otterbourne
Charlotte M. Yonge
He had a well-to-do father who had bought the advowson for him as a wedding present.Double Harness
Hence his right to nominate the rector was styled advocatio or advowson.The Legal Position of the Clergy
P. V. Smith
An advowson cannot be held by either a Roman Catholic or an alien.
I submit that this word means advowsoner, that is, "owner of the advowson."
- English ecclesiastical law the right of presentation to a vacant benefice