plural noun
(RC Church) the first year’s revenue of a see, an abbacy, or a minor benefice, paid to the pope
Historical Examples

The payment of annates to the See of Rome was a grievance, both among clergy and laity, of very ancient standing.
The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.

Abbots, mitred:division of opinion on the annates Bill, 187.
The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon J.A. Froude

The annates were transferred to the crown; never more was an English bishop to receive his pallium from Rome.
A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) Leopold von Ranke

In England the collection and payment of annates to the pope was prohibited in 1531 by statute.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various

He still wished if possible to win him to his side, and before the end of 1532 he obtained from Parliament an Act of annates.
A Student’s History of England, v. 2 (of 3) Samuel R. Gardiner.

By reason of his translation to the see of Lisieux he owed Rome annates to the amount of 400 golden florins.
The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) Anatole France

Tribute in the shape of annates went next; the appellate jurisdiction was now to follow.
The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon J.A. Froude

The Commons were not more enthusiastic about the bill restraining the (p. 290) payment of annates to the Court at Rome.
Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard

Was he not, moreover, withholding his assent from the Act of annates, which would deprive the Pope of large revenues?
Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard

They gave him a right to all the annates and tithes of benefices which had formerly been paid to the court of Rome.
The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C. David Hume


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