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  • n. The state of a benefice when occupied.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of a benefice when occupied.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of an ecclesiastical benefice when occupied; occupancy by an incumbent: opposed to vacancy or avoidance: as, the plea of plenarty (that is, the plea that the benefice was already filled by valid appointment) was urged.

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