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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Advowson  \Ad*vow"son\  (?;  277),  n.  [OE.  avoweisoun  OF 
  avo["e]son,  fr  L.  advocatio  Cf  {Advocation}.]  (Eng.  Law) 
  The  right  of  presenting  to  a  vacant  benefice  or  living  in  the 
  church.  [Originally,  the  relation  of  a  patron  advocatus  or 
  protector  of  a  benefice,  and  thus  privileged  to  nominate  or 
  present  to  it.] 
 
  Note:  The  benefices  of  the  Church  of  England  are  in  every 
  case  subjects  of  presentation.  They  are  nearly  12,000 
  in  number;  the  advowson  of  more  than  half  of  them 
  belongs  to  private  persons,  and  of  the  remainder  to  the 
  crown,  bishops,  deans  and  chapters,  universities,  and 
  colleges.  --Amer.  Cyc. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  advowson 
  n  :  the  right  in  English  law  of  presenting  a  nominee  to  a  vacant 
  ecclesiastical  benefice 




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