the right of presentation of a candidate to a benefice or church office.
Historical Examples

Thus it is applied to rights of advowson or of common, when possessed simply, and not as incident to any particular lands.
Villainage in England Paul Vinogradoff

Hence his right to nominate the rector was styled advocatio or advowson.
The Legal Position of the Clergy P. V. Smith

The Prior’s champion was struck down, and upon this the Prior’s attorney came forward and surrendered the advowson.
The Customs of Old England F. J. Snell

An advowson cannot be held by either a Roman Catholic or an alien.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various

He endowed his chantry chapel with liberality; almost extravagance, and even purchased the advowson of the church from the Bishop.
Summer Days in Shakespeare Land Charles G. Harper

I submit that this word means advowsoner, that is, “owner of the advowson.”
Notes and Queries, Number 232, April 8, 1854 Various

The founder was a member of that company, and to them he gave the advowson.
Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 102, October 11, 1851 Various

Thus it is applied to rights of advowson or of common, when possessed simply and not as incident to any particular lands.
View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3) Henry Hallam

The advowson descended with the manor, and was often subdivided among the heirs.
Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England Edward L. Cutts

The rights of a stuhlherr had some resemblance to those of the owner of an advowson in this country.
Secret Societies of the Middle Ages Thomas Keightley

(English ecclesiastical law) the right of presentation to a vacant benefice


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