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.
Definition of impropriator in:
- The US English dictionary