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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 previewCommentaries on the Laws of England in Four Books by William Blackstone; Abridged and Adapted to the Present State of the Law by Robert Malcolm Kerr (1873)

by William Blackstone, Robert Kerr

Advowson is the right of presentation to a church, or ecclesiastical benefice. For, when lords...

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 ...

Google previewThe Articled Clerk's Hand-book (1873)

Containing a Course of Study for the Preliminary, Intermediate, and Final Examinations of Articled Clerks and the Books to be Read and Studied for Each Examination, Also the Law Relating Thereto and All the Necessary Forms : Being a Complete Guide to the Candidate's Successful Examination and His Admission on the Roll of Attorneys and Solicitors, to which are Now Added Sets of Papers of Questions Asked at the Preliminary Examinations and a Digest of All the Intermediate Law and Book-keeping Questions from the Commencement of the Examinations in 1862 to the Present Time, with Answers and a Glossary of Technical Law Phrases by Richard Hallilay

An advowson is the perpetual right of presentation to a church or ecclesiastical benefice.

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 Law Times Reports of Cases Decided in the House of Lords, the Privy Council, the Court of Appeal ... [new Series] (1889)

The advowson is a mere ...

Google previewThe English Reports: King's Bench Division (1909)

An advowson is a temporal right; not indeed jus habendi, but jus disponendi. The exercise of that right is by presentation. The right itself is a valuable right, and therefore an advowson is held to be assets in case of lineal warranty; Doddr.

Google previewA Law Dictionary (1969)

by J.A. Ballentine

An advowson.

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 ...

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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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