Usurpation of a Benefice

Usurpation of a Benefice is the act (by a stranger who has no right to do so) of presenting a clerk, who is thereupon admitted to, and instituted in, a Church benefice. Anciently such an act deprived the legal patron of his advowson; but now no usurpation call displace the estate or interest of the patron, but the true patron may present upon the next avoidance, as if no such usurpation had occurred.

Topical Outlines Nave's Bible Topics International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Online King James Bible King James Dictionary

Verse reference tagging and popups powered by VerseClick™.