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Antonyms for beneficed

having a benefice


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Bishops could deploy a spectrum of punishments to discipline erring clerks, but rarely chose to do so since this might have provoked a beneficed clerk simply to leave his post.
(136) According to Roman practice, a secular cleric was obliged to say or at least hear the office in a church, preferably the one in which he was beneficed, unless legitimately impeded, in which case he could say it anywhere appropriate, such as in a room where he would not be disturbed in his devotions.
Contrary to common later practice, many beneficed clergy did retire upon reaching middle or old age, thus freeing up their positions for younger men, but they often retained the right to receive a significant portion of the post's income, to the disadvantage of their successors.