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The right of presentation to an ecclesiastical benefice; first mentioned in 441 (1st Syn. of Orange [Arausio], SE Fr.). In a presentative advowson a patron presents a candidate for the bp.'s endorsement; in a collative advowson the bp. himself is the patron.

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