Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An advocate or patron; in law, same as advowee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The person who has a right to present to a benefice; the patron; an advowee. See advowson.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The person who has a right to present to a benefice; the patron; an advowee.

Etymologies

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French avoué. Compare advowee, advocate.

Examples

  • From the recitals of "The Statute of Provisors" it appears that the bestowal by the pope of English benefices and ecclesiastical possessions "as if he had been patron or avowee ... as he was not of right by the law of England", and his "accroching to him the seignories" was complained of as not only an illegal injury to the property rights of particular patrons, but also as injurious spiritually and economically to the community in general.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

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