Restitution Edict, an edict published A.D. 1629 by Ferdinand III., Emperor of Germany, ordering the Protestants to deliver up to the Roman Catholic authorities all ecclesiastical property which had fallen into their hands since the religious peace of Passau established in the previous century. In 1648, at the end of the Thirty Years' War, the edict was revoked.


Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.

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