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Origin of commendam
Words nearby commendam
Example sentences from the Web for commendam
This great cardinal was invested with the temporalities on December 7th, 1521, and held the Abbey "in commendam."Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans|Thomas Perkins
Bonivard never took monastic vows or holy orders, but held his living in commendam, as a lay-man.
To supplement this paltry revenue the bishops often held other appointments in commendam.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Rochester|G. H. Palmer
He held "in commendam" the abbey of St. Albans, and many other church preferments.
An act of 1836 prohibited the holding of benefices in commendam in England.