Impropriating
Impropriate Im*pro"pri*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impropriated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impropriating}.] [Pref. im- in + L. propriatus, p. p. of propriare to appropriate. See {Appropriate}.] 1. To appropriate to one's self; to assume. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

To impropriate the thanks to himself. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eng. Eccl. Law) To place the profits of (ecclesiastical property) in the hands of a layman for care and disbursement. [1913 Webster]


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  • Impropriate — Im*pro pri*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impropriated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impropriating}.] [Pref. im in + L. propriatus, p. p. of propriare to appropriate. See {Appropriate}.] 1. To appropriate to one s self; to assume. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impropriated — Impropriate Im*pro pri*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impropriated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impropriating}.] [Pref. im in + L. propriatus, p. p. of propriare to appropriate. See {Appropriate}.] 1. To appropriate to one s self; to assume. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impropriation — Im*pro pri*a tion, n. 1. The act of impropriating; as, the impropriation of property or tithes; also, that which is impropriated. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eng. Eccl. Law) (a) The act of putting an ecclesiastical benefice in the hands of a layman, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impropriate — [im prō′prē āt΄; ] for adj., usually [, im prō′prēit] vt. impropriated, impropriating 〚< ML(Ec) impropriatus, pp. of ML impropriare, to take as one s own < L in, in + proprius, one s own〛 1. to transfer (church income or property) to private… …   Universalium

  • England (Before the Reformation) —     England (Before the Reformation)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► England (Before the Reformation)     This term England is here restricted to one constituent, the largest and most populous, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • impropriation — noun a) The act of impropriating; as, the impropriation of property or tithes; also, that which is impropriated. b) The act of putting an ecclesiastical benefice in the hands of a layman, or lay corporation …   Wiktionary

  • impropriate — Ecclesiastical Law –adjective /ɪmˈproʊpriət/ (say im prohpreeuht), / prieɪt/ (say preeayt) 1. devolved into the hands of a layperson. –verb (t) /ɪmˈproʊprieɪt/ (say im prohpreeayt) (impropriated, impropriating) 2. to place (ecclesiastical… …   Australian English dictionary

  • impropriate — [im prō′prē āt΄; ] for adj., usually [, im prō′prēit] vt. impropriated, impropriating [< ML(Ec) impropriatus, pp. of ML impropriare, to take as one s own < L in, in + proprius, one s own] 1. to transfer (church income or property) to… …   English World dictionary

  • impropriation — (ˌ)imˌprōprēˈāshən, əm noun ( s) 1. : the act of impropriating or state of being impropriate 2. : something impropriated : appropriation …   Useful english dictionary

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