/ (ˈæneɪts, -əts) /

pl n
  1. RC Church the first year's revenue of a see, an abbacy, or a minor benefice, paid to the pope

Origin of annates

C16: plural of French annate, from Medieval Latin annāta, from Latin annus year

Words Nearby annates

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How to use annates in a sentence

  • The abbeys had been the chief sufferers from annates, and had complained of the exaction for centuries.

  • For the next year the annates were paid in full, as usual, to give time for his Holiness to consider himself.

  • Tribute in the shape of annates went next; the appellate jurisdiction was now to follow.

  • The payment of annates to the See of Rome was a grievance, both among clergy and laity, of very ancient standing.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor | W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • But it was a very different thing with the annates Act: the first direct and manifest challenge of a Papal claim.

    Ten Tudor Statesmen | Arthur D. Innes