Ecclesiastical Commissioners

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  1. the administrators of the properties of the Church of England from 1836 to 1948, when they were combined with Queen Anne's Bounty to form the Church Commissioners

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How to use Ecclesiastical Commissioners in a sentence

  • The 'Ecclesiastical Commissioners' have done their office here.

    The House by the Church-Yard | J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • John Wiclif went as one of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, of whom the Bishop of Bangor was head.

  • Meanwhile the Ecclesiastical Commissioners were also very busy, and all waited eagerly to see the result of this conference.

  • I know I wish the Ecclesiastical Commissioners would paint ours; but nobody ever does anything for the clergy.

    The Small House at Allington | Anthony Trollope
  • Perhaps the Ecclesiastical Commissioners may represent the present givers of corn.

    Two Suffolk Friends | Francis Hindes Groome