Collegiate church

A church, not a *cathedral, endowed for a *chapter of canons or prebends. These establishments were served by groups of secular *clergy, forming an association or college. They were known in the AS period as *minsters. Some became *chantries of a very costly kind; some became parish churches or were dissolved; others were taken over by the new orders of the 12c, e.g. the *Augustinians. Those at Westminster and Windsor, St George's Chapel, survived until the 1530s.

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  • Collegiate church — in Głogów, Poland In Christianity, a collegiate church is a church where the daily office of worship is maintained by a college of canons; a non monastic, or secular community of clergy, organised as a self governing corporate body, which may be… …   Wikipedia

  • Collegiate church — Collegiate Col*le gi*ate, a. [L. collegiatus.] Of or pertaining to a college; as, collegiate studies; a collegiate society. Johnson. [1913 Webster] {Collegiate church}. (a) A church which, although not a bishop s seat, resembles a cathedral in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collegiate church — n. 1. a church served by resident canons 2. in Scotland, a church with two or more ministers serving jointly ☆ 3. in the U.S., a church associated with others under a joint body of pastors 4. such an association of churches …   English World dictionary

  • collegiate church — noun 1. : a church that although not a cathedral or bishop s church has a college or chapter of canons and, in the Church of England, a dean (as Westminster Abbey or St. George s Chapel at Windsor) 2. : a Presbyterian church that regularly has… …   Useful english dictionary

  • collegiate church — colle′giate church′ n. 1) rel a church that has a chapter of canons but no bishop s see 2) rel (in the U.S.) a church or group of churches governed by a consistory or session 3) rel (in Scotland) a church having two or more pastors • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • collegiate church — 1. a church that is endowed for a chapter of canons, usually with a dean, and that has no bishop s see. 2. (in the U.S.) a church or group of churches under the general management of one consistory or session. 3. a consolidation of formerly… …   Universalium

  • collegiate church — noun Date: 15th century 1. a church other than a cathedral that has a chapter of canons 2. a church or corporate group of churches under the joint pastorate of two or more ministers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • collegiate church — noun a church endowed for a chapter of canons but without a bishop s see. ↘US & Scottish a church or group of churches established under two or more pastors …   English new terms dictionary

  • collegiate church — In English ecclesiastical law, a church built and endowed for a society or body corporate of a dean or other president, and secular priests, as canons or prebendaries in the said church; such as the churches of Westminster, Windsor, and others,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • collegiate church — noun A Christian church, other than a cathedral, that has a chapter of canons and a dean or provost …   Wiktionary

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