Christian Cyclopedia

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In RCm, the 1st yr.'s income from an ecclesiastical office, paid by the holder to the papal curia*; in other chs. observing a similar Practice, first-fruits are paid to the one presenting the benefice; the custom began in the 13th c. See also Queen Anne's Bounty.

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