Benefit Of Clergy Definition

The authorized sanction of a religious rite.
Cohabiting without benefit of clergy.
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The exemption of the medieval clergy from trial or punishment except in a church court.
Webster's New World
Exemption from trial or punishment in a civil court, given to the clergy in the Middle Ages.
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An administering or sanctioning by the church.
A couple that is married without benefit of clergy.
Webster's New World

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