advowson


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  • noun

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the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice

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Legend says there was a monastery on the site in the 5th century, before the advowson was given to the nuns of Aconbury in 1301.
In English law, an advowson is "the right to name the holder of a church benefice" (Webster's).
These recalled a William Tennant who had the advowson of St Martin's - that is, he had the right to appoint the vicar.
No infangenthief (the right to fine a thief held in one's own juristiction) or advowson (the right of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benifice), soc and sac (the full right of administering justice in a manner or lordship), and all those other ancient privileges.