plural noun an·nates \ˈaˌnāts, ˈanə̇ts\

Definition of annates

  1. :  the first-fruits of an ecclesiastical benefice paid to the one presenting the benefice

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Origin and Etymology of annates

Medieval Latin annata, from Latin annus year — more at annual

First Known Use: circa 1532

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