Darrein presentment


Darrein presentment
In the 12c, *canon law provided that if a benefice were vacant for six months, the bishop could place someone without consultation. The darrein writ summoned a jury to determine who had the *advowson and had nominated the last holder of the *benefice. [< AnNor. darrein = last]

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  • darrein presentment — darrein presentment, (in old law) the last or previous presentation to an ecclesiastical benefice regarded as proof of the right to make presentation …   Useful english dictionary

  • darrein presentment — /dareyn prasentmant/ In old English law, the last presentment. See assize (assise of darrein presentment) …   Black's law dictionary

  • darrein presentment — /dareyn prasentmant/ In old English law, the last presentment. See assize (assise of darrein presentment) …   Black's law dictionary

  • Darrein Presentment — ♦ Action of last presentment to discover the most recent patron of a church. (Sayles, George O. The King s Parliament of England, 144) Related terms: Assize, Utrum …   Medieval glossary

  • darrein presentment — Last presentation; this was a writ or assize which lay when a man, or his ancestor, under whom he claimed, had presented a clerk to a benefice, who was instituted, and later a stranger presented a clerk, and thereby disturbed the real patron. The …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Assize of darrein presentment — In English law, the Assize of darrein presentment ( last presentation ) was an action brought to enquire who was in fact the last patron to present a benefice to a church then vacant, of which the plaintiff complained that he was deforced or… …   Wikipedia

  • Assize — 1) The meeting of feudal vassals with the king it also refers to decrees issued by the king after such meetings. 2) A) Rule or regulation; B) procedure in legal actions concerning land. See darrein presentment, mort d ancestor, Novel Disseisin,… …   Medieval glossary

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