Definition of impropriator in English:

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Pronunciation: /imˈprōprēˌādər/


A person to whom a benefice is granted as their property.
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.

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Syllabification: im·pro·pri·a·tor

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