Annats
Annats An"nats, Annates An"nates, n. pl. [See {Ann}.] (Eccl. Law) The first year's profits of a spiritual preferment, anciently paid by the clergy to the pope; first fruits. In England, they now form a fund for the augmentation of poor livings. [1913 Webster]

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  • Annates — Annats An nats, Annates An nates, n. pl. [See {Ann}.] (Eccl. Law) The first year s profits of a spiritual preferment, anciently paid by the clergy to the pope; first fruits. In England, they now form a fund for the augmentation of poor livings.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ann — Ann, Annat An nat, n. [LL. annata income of a year, also, of half a year, fr. L. annus year: cf. F. annate annats.] (Scots Law) A half years s stipend, over and above what is owing for the incumbency, due to a minister s heirs after his decease.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Annat — Ann Ann, Annat An nat, n. [LL. annata income of a year, also, of half a year, fr. L. annus year: cf. F. annate annats.] (Scots Law) A half years s stipend, over and above what is owing for the incumbency, due to a minister s heirs after his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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