Noun Advowee Definition and Examples


Noun:

Advowee

Pronunciation:

/ədˌvaʊˈiː/

Definition:
1.

noun

A guardian, protector, or patron of a church or religious house; (Ecclesiastical Law) one holding the right to present a member of the clergy to a particular benefice or living. Compare "advowson". Now chiefly historical.
    ((n.) One who has an advowson.)


    Origin:
    Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Bilson (?1547–1616), bishop of Winchester. From Middle French advoué, advoé, variant of avoé.

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