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Related to disendowment: pay heed, chanced upon


tr.v. dis·en·dowed, dis·en·dow·ing, dis·en·dows
To deprive of financial endowment: disendowed the national church.

dis′en·dow′er n.
dis′en·dow′ment n.
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By rehearsing clerical arguments against disendowment to the extent that it does, even going so far as to conjure up the voices of imagined opponents, the Lambeth tract accommodates itself to the dialogic context of vernacular preaching and religious instruction in surprising ways.
For the Welsh nationalists among us there is his establishment of Cymru Fydd (Young Wales), his championing of all things Welsh including the language, the drive for Welsh home rule and the disestablishment and disendowment of the Anglican Church in Wales.
Lollardy had its disendowment bill (Selections 135-37).
With their calls for disendowment and for lay access to a translated Bible, and their questioning of fundamental theologies such as transub-stantiation, the Wycliffites, in Hudson's parlance, represented "the English heresy" In Books Under Suspicion, the traditional binary of a proto-Protestant Wycliffite heresy jostling with institutional Orthodoxy is replaced by a much more rich, colorful and complex English theologico-political landscape.
Lollards got caught for challenging eucharistic teaching and calling for disendowment.
On Wyclif's attitudes toward the papacy, see Anne Hudson, The Premature Reformation: Wycliffite Texts and Lollard History (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988), 327-34, and toward clerical disendowment, 334-51.
Henry V opens with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Ely in close conversation regarding a bill of disendowment that is related to a previous bill the Church barely succeeded in neutralizing.
1) He set forth his theory in his massive 1376 De civili dominio (2) which advocated a controversial reform program calling for total clerical disendowment.
Its official manifesto still declared, "as means for the peaceable attainment of these [its social] objects the Social Democratic Federation advocates: Adult Suffrage, Annual Parliaments, Proportional Representation, Payment of Members and Official Expenses of Elections out of the Rates, Abolition of the House of Lords and Hereditary Authorities, Disestablishment and Disendowment of all State Churches.
28) The preacher's complaint at noblemen who advocate disendowment of the Church, together with his mendicant partisanship in the ongoing controversy about the proprius sacerdos and the cycle's Dominican tone, and conversely the absence of any trace of Wyclif's doctrinal stand in matters of dominion, the Eucharist, auricular confession, and pilgrimages, rule out a Wycliffite orientation of the cycle.
the disendowment of blacks obeyed the social and moral rules to
Though Langland is severe with the landed class, he never argues for its disendowment.