Conge d'elire

(Eccl.) the sovereign's license or permission to a dean and chapter to choose as bishop the person nominated in the missive.

See also: Conge

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This "stumbling block" is plausibly resolved through a careful comparative analysis of dates of vacancies, appointments, and Cecil's notations--"despatched"--beside listed candidates, along with the issuances of the relevant conge d'elire. Thus, the memorandum dates from "c.