An incumbent, once inducted, can only be disturbed by complicated and extremely costly processes of law; in effect, except in cases of gross 1 Certain great offices of state are closed to Roman Catholics.
13 The elders thus chosen by the people and inducted to their office by the Apostles acted as a church court.
In 1558 he took orders and was appointed Official of Aberdeen, and inducted into the parsonage and prebend of Oyne.
He was not formally inducted at Saltoun until June 1665, although he had served there since October 1664.
For two years he acted as manager of his father's bank, and in 1830 was inducted to his first charge, Arbirlot, in Forfarshire, where he adopted a vivid dramatic style of preaching adapted to his congregation of peasants, farmers and weavers.