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Definition of the noun advowson

What does advowson mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: advowsons

  1. the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice
    • domain: jurisprudence / law
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: right = an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature


Advowson is the right in English law of a patron to present to the diocesan bishop a nominee for appointment to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice or church living, a process known as presentation. The word derives, via French, from the Latin advocare, from vocare "to call" plus ad, "to, towards", thus a "summoning". In effect, an advowson is the right to nominate a person to be parish priest, and such right was often originally held by the lord of the manor of the principal manor within the parish.

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Google previewthe history of english law before the time of edward I (1895)

The advowson is a thing of great value and importance, the subject-matter of frequent litigation and copious law. Generally* an advowson is the right to present a clerk to the bishop for institution as parson of some vacant church ; the bishop is ...

Google previewWoodfall's Practical Treatise on the Law of Landlord and Tenant ... The second edition by S. B. Harrison, remodelled and ... enlarged (1834)

by William Woodfall, Samuel Bealey HARRISON, Henry HORN (Barrister-at Law)

An advowson is the right of presentation to a church or benefice, and is either appendant to a manor, lands, &c. or in...

An advowson is a valuable right, and properly the object of sale; it is therefore real assets in the hands of the heir; but as the ...

Google previewThe Clergyman's Manual, Containing a Variety of Information on Subjects Connected with the Proper Discharge of Ministerial Duties; to which is Added an Account of the Various Societies Instituted for the Benefit of Clergymen and Their Families, Etc (1842)

Instructions as to the PURCHASE of Advowsons, and nevt Presentations. ADvowson is a right to present or nominate a fit person to fulfil the duties, and receive the profits of a spiritual benefice, when it becomes void. (Sulliv. Lect. viii., Godol.

Google previewDoctor and Student; or, Dialogues between a Doctor of Divinity and a Student in the Laws of England ... To which is now added an account of the author, etc (1761)

by Christopher Saint German, J. W.

And because the advowson is a temporal inheritance, therefore it is under the power of the parliament to order it as it seeth cause, and to bring it again to be presentable as it was first : and in likewise if a man bring a writ of right of advbwson ...

Google previewGifford's English lawyer; or, Every man his own lawyer, by John Gifford (1825)

by Alexander Whellier

ADVOWSON Is the right of presentation ...

Google previewThe Complete English Lawyer (1823)

Or, Everyman His Own Lawyer. Containing a Summary of the Constitution of England; Its Laws and Statutes ... Also, the Criminal Law of England, Comprising Every Species of Public Offences, with Their Punishments. To which is Added an Appendix, Containing the Most Approved Forms of Agreements, Leases, Wills and Testaments ... Also, a Supplement, Containing the Excise Laws, the Customs Laws, the Assessed Taxes, the Stamp Duties, &c. The Whole Carefully Digested, and the Statutes Brought Down to the 4th Geo. IV by John Gifford

INCORPOREAL hereditaments are principally of ten sorts; advowsons, tithes, commons, ways, offices, dignities, franchises, corodies or pensions, annuities, and rents. ADVOWSON Is the right of presentation to a ...

Google previewReports of Cases Heard and Decided in the House of Lords on Appeals and Writs of Error (1835)

During the Sessions 1831[-1846] by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords, Charles Clark, William Finnelly

The advowson is the right of presenting to the benefice ; it is an incorporeal right, and is subject to all the incidents of that species of property ; it may be granted in tail, and demised for life or for a term of years. These different interests can be ...

Google previewA History of Water Rights at Common Law (2004)

by Joshua Getzler

The advowson is the object of neither the sight, nor the touch; and yet it perpetually exists in the mind's eye, and in contemplation of law. It cannot be delivered from man to man by any visible bodily transfer, nor can corporal possession be had ...

Google previewThe New and Complete American Encyclopædia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1808)

On an Improved Plan : in which the Respective Sciences are Arranged Into Complete Systems, and the Arts Digested Into Distinct Treatises : Also the Detached Parts of Knowledge Alphabetically Arranged and Copiously Explained, According to the Best Authorities; : Containing a Digest and Display of the Whole Theory and Practice of the Liberal and Mechanical Arts, Comprising a General Repository of Ancient and Modern Literature, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Time ... : The Whole Forming a General Circle of Science, and Comprehensive Library of Universal Knowledge. : Illustrated with One Hundred and Seventy Copper Plates, Descriptive of the Subjects to which They Refer

An advowson is a right os prescntation to an ecclesiastical benefice; either appcndant, or in gross. This may be, .l. Presentative. 2. Collative. 3.

Google previewA Popular Law-Dictionary, familiarly explaining the terms and nature of English Law, etc (1838)

by Thomas Edlyne TOMLINS

ADVOWSON. The perpetual right of presentation to an ecclesiastical benefice or cure, corresponding to the right of patronage in the canon law. All advowsons formerly belonged to some manor, whose lord, having endowed the church with a ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary (1969)

by J.A. Ballentine

An advowson.

Google previewA New Law-dictionary (1782)

Containing the Interpretation and Definition of Words and Terms Used in the Law ; ... Together with Such Learning as Explains the History and Antiquity of the Law ; ... Collected and Abstracted from All Dictionaries, Abridgments, Institutes, Commentaries, Reports, Yearbooks, Charters, Registers, Chronicles, and Histories, Published to this Time ...

fevered by deed or grant from the corporeal inheritance to which it was appendant, then it becomes an advowson in groß.

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Advowson Meaning

Video shows what advowson means. The right of presenting to a vacant benefice or living in the church.. Advowson Meaning. How to pronounce, definition ...

Scrabble value of A1D2V4O1W4S1O1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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