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noun as in diocese

noun as in rectory

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Heinsberg had promised a certain benefice to Louis de Bourbon, the Duke's nephew, but gave it to another claimant.

In one instance Parker deprived a vicar of his benefice for a denial of the verbal inspiration of the Bible.

Having infringed this politic law, he was put in prison, defamed, and driven from his benefice.

Advowson, ad-vow′zun, n. the right of patronage or presentation to a church benefice.

For six years Jimenes held out, and at length in 1480 Carillo restored him to his benefice.


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On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to benefice, such as: district, bishopric, episcopate, jurisdiction, prelacy, and see.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.