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- n. A notification by a candidate for Holy Orders of his intention to enquire whether any impediment may be alleged against him.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A notification by a candidate for orders of his intention to inquire whether any impediment may be alleged against him.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A public notice; specifically, in the Ch. of Eng., a notice publicly given in the parish church of a candidate for the diaconate or priesthood, announcing his intention to offer himself for ordination, and asking any one present to declare any impediment against his admission to orders.
Latin, if anyone (the first words of the notice in Latin). (Wiktionary)