advowson

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noun ad·vow·son \əd-ˈvau̇-zən\

Definition of advowson

  1. :  the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a benefice

Origin and Etymology of advowson

Middle English avoueson, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin advocation-, advocatio, from Latin, act of calling, from advocare


First Known Use: 14th century


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