Advowson


Advowson

:"For the process for appointing a parish priest in the Church of England, see Parish."

Advowson is the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice. In effect this means the right to nominate a person to hold a church office in a parish.

Advowsons were one of the earliest incorporeal hereditaments. As such, courts will still occasionally look to the common law on the transfer of advowsons for guidance on the transfer of modern incorporeal hereditaments, such as farming allotments. See "First Victoria Nat'l Bank v. United States", 620 F.2d 1096 (5th Cir., 1980). [http://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F2/620/620.F2d.1096.78-1596.html]


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  • Advowson — • In English law the right of patronage of a church or ecclesiastical benefice, a right exercised by nomination of a clergyman to such church or other benefice Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Advowson     Advowson …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Advowson — Ad*vow son (?; 277), n. [OE. avoweisoun, OF. avo[ e]son, fr. L. advocatio. Cf. {Advocation}.] (Eng. Law) The right of presenting to a vacant benefice or living in the church. [Originally, the relation of a patron (advocatus) or protector of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • advowson — [ad vou′zən] n. [ME avoueson < OFr < L advocatio, a summoning, calling to: see ADVOCATE] Eng. Law the right to name the holder of a church benefice …   English World dictionary

  • advowson — /aedvawzan/ In English ecclesiastical law, the right of presentation to a church or ecclesiastical benefice; the right of presenting a fit person to the bishop, to be by him admitted and instituted to a certain benefice within the diocese, which… …   Black's law dictionary

  • advowson — /aedvawzan/ In English ecclesiastical law, the right of presentation to a church or ecclesiastical benefice; the right of presenting a fit person to the bishop, to be by him admitted and instituted to a certain benefice within the diocese, which… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Advowson — The right to present a clergyman for appointment to the bishop of the diocese by one who had the patronage or was guardian of a *benefice or an ecclesiastical house. Advowson was an incorporeal inheritance. The Latin used in 13c records was… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Advowson — Right to present a clergyman to a vacant benefice. In 1275, the lord of the manor of Hemyock, Sir John de Hydone, had the advowson of St Mary s Church Hemyock. 1) The right to appoint a priest to a parish church. Advowsons could be held by laymen …   Medieval glossary

  • advowson — The right of presentation of a clergyman to a church or ecclesiastical benefice. A right of patronage. See 2 Bl Comm 21. See collative advowson; medietas advocationis; patronage …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • advowson — noun Etymology: Middle English avoueson, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin advocation , advocatio, from Latin, act of calling, from advocare Date: 14th century the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a benefice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • advowson — /ad vow zeuhn/, n. Eng. Eccles. Law. the right of presentation of a candidate to a benefice or church office. [1250 1300; < AF; r. ME avoweisoun < AF, OF avoeson L advocation . See ADVOCATION] * * * …   Universalium


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