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  • n. Plural form of benefice.


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  • The extinction of benefices occurs when both the benefice and the church to which it is attached are utterly destroyed or cease completely to have any connexion with Catholic worship, as happened in the past when certain countries were overrun by infidels or heretics, and in more recent times on the occasion of acts of usurpation by the civil power.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • The division of benefices, which is most frequently verified in connexion with parishes, is authorized when the incumbent is unable on account of increasing obligations to meet the requirements of his office, even with the help of such auxiliaries as the law allows.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • The estates granted to vassals were known as benefices

    Medieval Europe

  • Brutus and Cassius to plant their soldiery) consisted of such as I conceive were they that are called milites beneficiarii; in regard that the tenure of their lands was by way of benefices, that is, for life, and upon condition of duty or service in the war upon their own charge.

    The Commonwealth of Oceana

  • His name appears in a roll of benefices given to members of the chapel of Emperor Charles V in 1550; according to it he was a tenor, and already married.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The earliest document to mention Crecquillon is a list dated December 1540 of court and chapel members in order of precedence for benefices within the imperial gift.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • During this second period at the Sforza court he was awarded benefices in the dioceses of Utrecht and ThĂ©rouanne.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Holding a position of trust and appreciation, Weerbeke was granted several benefices by the duke, including a pension of 40 ducats on the prepositura of S Lorenzo in Lodi 1473.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Gombert was a cleric, perhaps a priest, and was awarded ecclesiastical benefices at Courtrai, BĂ©thune, Lens and Metz.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Correspondence between Duke Ercole I and his ambassadors in Rome shows that Martini himself travelled to Rome in February 1487 and again in November 1488 to negotiate his claims to benefices.

    Archive 2009-05-01


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