from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of an ecclesiastical benefice when occupied; occupancy by an incumbent: opposed to vacancy or avoidance: as, the plea of plenarty (that is, the plea that the benefice was already filled by valid appointment) was urged.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of a benefice when occupied.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun law, historical The state of a benefice when occupied.


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