Definition of Ecclesiastical benefice
1. Noun. An endowed church office giving income to its holder.
Generic synonyms: Church Property, Spirituality, Spiritualty
Specialized synonyms: Sinecure
Derivative terms: Benefice, Beneficiary
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ecclesiastical Benefice
Literary usage of Ecclesiastical benefice
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"To exclude the episcopal confirmation would be to make it impossible for the chaplaincy to be held as an ecclesiastical benefice. ..."
2. Prideaux's Precedents in Conveyancing: With Dissertations on Its Law and by Frederick Prideaux, John Whitcombe (1889)
"... of an ecclesiastical benefice (a). BOND OF " V ' RESIGNATION. the above-named CD is the patron of the rectory of the parish present6"*to (BOND by AB to ..."
3. A History of French Private Law by Jean Brissaud (1912)
"Right of the Beneficiary over an ecclesiastical benefice. § 331. Real Servitudes. § 332. The Same. — (I) Natural Servitudes. § 333. The Same. ..."
4. The Ecclesiastical Law by Richard Burn, Robert Phillimore (1842)
"184, schedule, part 1, the following duty is imposed:— [[Collation by any archbishop or bishop to any ecclesiastical benefice, dignity, or promotion in ..."
5. The Law-dictionary, Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the ...by Thomas Edlyne Tomlins by Thomas Edlyne Tomlins (1835)
"That in the construction of this act every person claiming a right to present to or bestow any ecclesiastical benefice, as patron thereof, by virtue of any ..."
6. A Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American by Henry Campbell Black (1910)
"An ecclesiastical benefice without cure of souls. In popular usage, the term denotes an office which yields a revenue to the Incumbent, ..."
7. The Jurist by Great Britain, Great Britain Courts (1844)
"... to any ecclesiastical benefice, dignity, or promotion in England, and upon collations by any archbishop or bishop to any such ecclesiastical benefice, ..."