Chopchurch Chop"church`, n. [See {Chop} to barter.] (Old Eng. Law) An exchanger or an exchange of benefices. [Cant] [1913 Webster]

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  • Chopchurch — A chop church, or church chopper, was a parson who made a practice of exchanging ecclesiastical benefices and other terrenal favors. The term is used in an ancient statute as a lawful trade, or occupation.  This article incorporates content… …   Wikipedia

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