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Advowson

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Advo'wson, or Advo'wzen. n.s. [In common law.]

A right to present to a benefice, and signifies as much as Jus Patronatûs. In the canon law, it is so termed, because they that originally obtained the right of presenting to any church, were great benefactors thereto; and are therefore termed sometimes Patroni, sometimes Advocati. Cowell.

Sources: Cowell, John (42)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Advowson." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 17, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15460.


  1. In later editions, the phrase “in the canon law” is changed to “in the common law.”

  2. Brandi on May 17th, 2014 at 7:05 pm

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