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  • noun Plural form of temporalty.


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  • (A.D. 1119-1124) a compromise was agreed upon by which the emperor left to each Church the free election of its Bishops, who were to receive the ring and staff from the altar, and the temporalties of their sees from the crown.

    A Key to the Knowledge of Church History (Ancient) John Henry Blunt

  • They also declared that the King could hold a Parliament without the spiritual lords, who only sat in virtue of their temporalties.

    Henry VIII. 1908

  • Archbishop might consecrate, and the King might restore the temporalties; but none of these things gave a bishop jurisdiction.

    Henry VIII. 1908

  • Campeggio warned the King against them and maintained that it had been determined by councils and theologians that the Church justly held her temporalties.

    Henry VIII. 1908

  • The German princes had a further claim to his consideration beyond the example they set him in dealing with the temporalties of the Church.

    Henry VIII. 1908

  • Confirmed the choice must be, in the first of these cases, by the Pope, otherwise the spiritual authority attached to the office would be wanting; but the bishop-elect enters at once upon the possession of his temporalties, of which no exercise of papal influence can dispossess him.

    Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, Visited in 1837. Vol. II 1842

  • He had accordingly a lease by patent, zcth Jur. e that year j and lield also all the lands and temporalties of the hospital of St. | ohn of Ardee, by lea e, dated

    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical 1812

  • They mighte rather call to mynde the counsell of the goodd apostle, who tolde godly Tymothe, the Bisshoppe of Ephesus, that no man that warreth intangleth himself with the affaires of this presente life, because he woulde please Him that hath chosen him to be a souldier; and then they woulde learne to kepe themselves within the lymites of that vocation and ecclesiasticall function whereunto they are called; which ecclestiasticall function hath nothinge to doe with absolute donation and devidinge of mere temporalties and earthly kingdomes.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation. Vol. XIII. America. Part II. Richard Hakluyt 1584

  • Provided, that this (hall not extend to any fpiritual perfon, for taking to farm any temporalties, during the vacation of any archbilboprick, biflioprick, or any col - legiate or cathedral church.

    Ecclesiastical Law 1797


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