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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of impropriate.


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  • Here _were_ six if not eight parish churches: namely, St. John's, (which was a rectory, and seems to have been swallowed up by the sea about the year 1540;) St. Martin's, St. Nicholas's, and St. Peter's, which were likewise rectories; and St. Leonard's and All Saints, which were impropriated.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 17, No. 492, June 4, 1831

  • Suffice it to add here that while the imperial consecration made him in theory, what he was already in fact, the principal ruler of the West, and impropriated, as it were, in the Carolingian line the majesty of ancient Rome, it also lifted

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • They were buying up impropriated tithes and gaining control of appointments to livings.

    Beginnings of the American People

  • "The eastern end of the north aisle is used as a vestry, and the eastern end of the south aisle is impropriated to the church-warden's use."

    The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales

  • All the fair working, and all the sweet natural office of dearworthy Motherhood is impropriated [235] to the Second Person: for in Him we have this Godly Will whole and safe without end, both in

    Revelations of Divine Love

  • The church itself was impropriated to the Abbey of Inchaffray, founded by the Earl of Strathearn about the beginning of the twelfth century, and was served by a vicar, to whom that monastery delegated the clerical duty, doubtless on the usual pittance of stipend.

    Chronicles of Strathearn

  • He mentioned likewise the decay of the universities; and how that great market-towns were without schools or preachers: and that the poor vicar had but 20_l. _ [or some such poor allowance,] and the rest, being no small sum, was impropriated.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Vast estates that had been managed by monasteries as endowments for religion and charity were impropriated to swell the wealth of courtiers and favorites; and the commons, where the poor man once had his right of pasture, were taken away, and, under forms of law, enclosed distributively within the domains of the adjacent landholders.

    Memorial Address on the Life and Character of Abraham Lincoln Delivered at the request of both Houses of Congress of America

  • "Pratt's Gleanings," which hath damned and impropriated the title for ever.

    The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb — Volume 5 The Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb

  • But as political beings, we are equally responsible for every single one of our political choices, for the means we have impropriated and for our silence every time that we did not admit to our weaknesses and our mistakes. newswire


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