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The right in English ecclesiastical law of presentation to a vacant benefice.
[Middle English avouson, from Old French avoeson, from Medieval Latin advocātia, from Latin advocātiō, a summoning, from advocāre, to summon; see advocate.]
(Ecclesiastical Terms) English ecclesiastical law the right of presentation to a vacant benefice
[C13: via Anglo-French and Old French from Latin advocātiōn- the act of summoning, from advocāre to summon]
the right to name a candidate for a vacant position in the Church of England.
[1250–1300; Middle English avoweisoun < Anglo-French, Old French avoeson « Latin advocātiō]
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|Noun||1.||advowson - the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice|
right - an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"; "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt; "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"
n (Rel Brit) → Pfründenbesetzungsrecht nt