Im*pro`pri*a"tion (?), n.
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.
A benefice in the hands of a layman, or of a lay corporation.
© Webster 1913.