Impropriation


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Im`pro`pri`a´tion


n.1.The act of impropriating; as, the impropriation of property or tithes; also, that which is impropriated.
2.(Eng. Eccl. Law) The act of putting an ecclesiastical benefice in the hands of a layman, or lay corporation.
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Franceschina is clearly a very beautiful woman as Freevill indicates: "pretty, nimble-eyed," "an honest soft-hearted impropriation," "soft, plump, round-cheek'd" (1.
Some of the identified reasons for the poor disclosures include; fear of discovery of financial impropriations and acts of corruption, fear of competitiveness, inappropriate and non-commensurate sanctions for non-disclosure and provision of misleading information.
Arguing that this reconstruction effort failed "because it was a variant of the reconstruction of the Church of England" (223), McCafferty examines not simply the issues of Laudianism-versus-puritanism and Protestantism-versus-recusancy but also Irish ecclesiastical independence versus congruity with the Church of England, church property resumption versus lay attempts to keep impropriations, and local independence versus central control.