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Benefit Of Clergy

see synonyms of benefit of clergy

Noun

1. benefit of clergy

sanction by a religious rite

Example Sentences:
'they are living together without benefit of clergy'

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Benefit Of Clergy

see synonyms of benefit of clergy
noun Christianity
1. 
sanction by the church
marriage without benefit of clergy
2. 
(in the Middle Ages) a privilege that placed the clergy outside the jurisdiction of secular courts and entitled them to trial in ecclesiastical courts

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Benefit Of Clergy

see synonyms of benefit of clergy
1. 
the exemption of the medieval clergy from trial or punishment except in a church court
2. 
an administering or sanctioning by the church
a couple that is married without benefit of clergy

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Benefit Of Clergy

see synonyms of benefit of clergy
n.
1. The authorized sanction of a religious rite: cohabiting without benefit of clergy.
2. Exemption from trial or punishment in a civil court, given to the clergy in the Middle Ages.

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