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.