Secrete et singillatim

Lit. 'secretly and one by one'. These were the terms under which a bishop or his agent, e.g. archdeacon, conducted interviews during the *visitation of a monastery. The purpose was to ensure there was no exertion of pressure or collusion in the giving of evidence of any wrongdoing. -

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  • Comperta — Lit. discovered or ascertained . Term used of wrongs found during a bishop s Visitation requiring further action or being sent to trial. Cf. Detecta; Secrete et singillatim …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Detecta — Lit. (things) detected . Detecta were wrongs found during a bishop s *visitation. Cf. Comperta; Secrete et singillatim …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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