Eng. Law the right to name the holder of a church benefice
Origin of advowsonMiddle English avoueson from Old French from Classical Latin advocatio, a summoning, calling to: see advocate
The right in English ecclesiastical law of presentation to a vacant benefice.
Origin of advowsonMiddle English avouson from Old French avoeson from Medieval Latin advocātia from Latin advocātiō a summoning from advocāre to summon ; see advocate .
- (UK, law) The right of presenting to a vacant benefice or living in the church.