Commendam meaning

kəmendam
The temporary holding of a benefice, with the right to its revenues, by a cleric or layman in the absence of a proper incumbent: one was said to hold the benefice in commendam.
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A benefice held in this way.
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(obsolete) A vacant benefice commended to a cleric until an incumbent was provided.
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Origin of commendam

  • Latin in commendam, in trust

    From Wiktionary