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Impropriate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

IMPRO'PRIATE, v.t. [L. in and proprius, proper.]
1. To appropriate to private use; to take to one's self; as, to impropriate thanks to one's self. [Not used.]
2. To annex the possessions of the church or a benefice to a layman.
IMPRO'PRIATE, a. Devolved into the hands of a layman.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. Brit. 1 annex (an ecclesiastical benefice) to a corporation or person as property. 2 place (tithes or ecclesiastical property) in lay hands. Derivatives: impropriation n. Etymology: AL impropriare (as IN-(2), proprius own)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Impropriate Im*pro"pri*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impropriated; p. pr. & vb. n. Impropriating.] [Pref. im- in + L. propriatus, p. p. of propriare to appropriate. See Appropriate.] 1. To appropriate to one's self; to assume. [Obs.] To impropriate the thanks to himself. --Bacon. 2. (Eng. Eccl. Law) To place the profits of (ecclesiastical property) in the hands of a layman for care and disbursement.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Impropriate Im*pro"pri*ate, v. i. To become an impropriator. [R.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Impropriate Im*pro"pri*ate, a. (Eng. Eccl. Law) Put into the hands of a layman; impropriated.



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