Definition of impropriator in English:


Syllabification: im·pro·pri·a·tor
Pronunciation: /imˈprōprēˌātər


  • A person to whom a benefice is granted as their property.
    More example sentences
    • Similar tactics could be employed against tithe-gatherers, especially when the proceeds went to lay or monastic impropriators rather than the parish priest for whom God had ordained them.
    • The treatment complained of is not that of the defendants personally but that of lay impropriators generally, the defendants included.

More definitions of impropriator

Definition of impropriator in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
a small amount; a little