profits of an ecclesiastical benefice in the hands of a layman, who is called
the impropriator. When the benefice is
in the hands of a spiritual corporation it is called appropriation. At the Reformation, many appropriated
monastic benefices passed into the hands of lay rectors, who usually paid only
a small part of the tithe to incumbents, hence the need for Queen Anne's bounty
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