Definition of impropriator in English:


Line breaks: im|pro¦pri|ator
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈprəʊprɪeɪtə


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