from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who is presented.
- n. One to whom something is given.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who is presented, or to whom an award is given
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One to whom something is presented; also, one who is presented; specifically (Eccl.), one presented to benefice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is presented to a benefice.
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Red heels remained part of the formal wear at the French court for the Royal family and the noblesse presentee, they can be seen in the portaits I have posted below.
As for the reverend person of whom he had spoken, he was candidate by favour of the Duke of Argyle (for David would not for the universe have called him presentee) for the kirk of the parish in which their farm was situated, and he was likely to be highly acceptable unto the Christian souls of the parish, who were hungering for spiritual manna, having been fed but upon sour
This phenomenon of presentee-ism is not unique to Google, of course.
I submit that your own devoted Gang of Four, which consists of veteran council members Dan Coffey (1st District), Bill Schmidt (2nd District), and Larry Kochert (4th District), and willing tool 3rd District tyro and "presentee landlord" Steve Price are engaged in a conspiracy to continue New Albany's decline.
It leaves to the presbytery the full power to judge whether the presentee is fit for that charge.
By the same act any person for corrupt consideration presenting, instituting or inducting to an ecclesiastical benefice or dignity forfeits two years 'value of the benefice or dignity; the corrupt presentation is void, and the right to present lapses for that turn to the crown, and the corrupt presentee is disabled from thereafter holding the same benefice or dignity; a corrupt institution or induction is void, and the patron may present.
In both cases, the rights of the patron and of the presentee were challenged peremptorily; that is to say, in both cases, parishioners objected to the presentee without reason shown.
The Auchterarder presbytery, for _their_ part in the affair, were prosecuted in the Court of Session by the injured parties -- Lord Kinnoul, the patron, and Mr Young, the presentee.
Whatever be the event, first of all the presentee cannot complain, if he is rejected only for proved insufficiency.
The parish and the presbytery concerned, both belonged to Auchterarder; and there the presbytery obeyed the new law of the Assembly: they rejected the presentee, refusing to take him on trial of his qualifications; And why? we cannot too often repeat -- simply because