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