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- adj. Granting permission to be ordained.
- adj. Granting permission to depart.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sending away; dismissing to another jurisdiction; granting leave to depart.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sending away; dismissing to another jurisdiction.
- Granting leave to depart.
- In the modern church, a letter authorizing the bearer as a candidate for ordination. In the Church of England it is used when a candidate has a title in one diocese and is to be ordained in another. It can be issued only by the bishop, or, under special circumstances, by the vicar-general. In the Roman Catholic Church it may be given by the pope to ordinands from any part of the world, by a bishop to one of his own subjects, by the superior of a religious order to subordinates, and by a vicar capitular in a vacant see. Also called dimissorial and letter dismissory.
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