Portio Canonica is an ecclesiastic term applied to different things:
(1) the share which falls to the members of a congregation in the daily distributions in money or in kind;
(2) the funeral tax (quota Atneralis, or morutuarium) which, at the death of an ecclesiastic in office, must be paid to the bishop; finally
(3), the casualty paid to the curate for the funeral service of a parishioner. If the funeral has not taken place in the parochial church, part of the profit which by it has accrued to the church chosen by the deceased must be paid to the parochial church. This also is called poetio canonuica or Quarta funeraria.