Impropriation
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 lay corporation. (b) A benefice in the hands of a layman, or of a lay corporation. [1913 Webster]


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  • Impropriation — Impropriation, a term from English Ecclesiastical Law, refers to taking the profits from the sale of church property and placing them in the care of a layman or lay corporation for care and distribution. The institution was primarily used in the… …   Wikipedia

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  • impropriation — index appropriation (taking), arrogation, assignment (transfer of ownership), assumption (seizure), condemnation (seizure) …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • IMPROPRIATION —    the transference of the revenues of a benefice to a layman or lay body to be devoted to spiritual uses …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • impropriation — im·pro·pri·a·tion …   English syllables

  • impropriation — In ecclesiastical law, the annexing an ecclesiastical benefice to the use of a lay person, whether individual or corporate, in the same way as appropriation is the annexing of any such benefice to the proper and perpetual use of some spiritual… …   Black's law dictionary

  • impropriation — In ecclesiastical law, the annexing an ecclesiastical benefice to the use of a lay person, whether individual or corporate, in the same way as appropriation is the annexing of any such benefice to the proper and perpetual use of some spiritual… …   Black's law dictionary

  • impropriation — The investiture of a benefice in a layman or in a lay corporation …   Ballentine's law 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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