Im*pro`pri*a"tion (?), n.

1.

The act of impropriating; as, the impropriation of property or tithes; also, that which is impropriated.

2. Eng. Eccl.Law (a)

The act of putting an ecclesiastical benefice in the hands of a layman, or lay corporation.

(b)

A benefice in the hands of a layman, or of a lay corporation.

 

© Webster 1913.

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