Nomination is the term employed for the act of naming, recommending, or appointing a person for some ecclesiastical employment or office. In the Church of England the term is used for the right of presenting a clergyman to a benefice or ecclesiastical living. Hook (Ch. Dict. s.v.) says, "Nomination is the offering of a clerk to him who has the right of presentation, that he may present him to the ordinary." (For form of nomination, see Hook, art. Curacy.) "The nominator must appoint his clerk within six months after the avoidance, for if he does not, and the patron presents his clerk before the bishop hath taken any benefit of the lapse, he is bound to admit that clerk. But where one has the nomination and another the presentation, if the right of presentation should afterwards come to the queen, it has been held that he that has the nomination will be entitled to both, because the queen who is to present is only an instrument to him who nominates, and it is not becoming the dignity of a queen to. be subservient to another; but the nominator should name one to the lord chancellor, who, in the name of the queen, should present to the ordinary. And as the presentation, so the right of nomination may be forfeited to the queen. It is true, if the patron, upon a corrupt agreement unknown to the nominator, presents his clerk, this shall not be prejudicial to the nominator within the statute of simony; but if the nominator corruptly agrees to nominate, his right of nomination shall be forfeited to the queen." SEE CLERGY; SEE JUS DEVOLUTUM.

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