Dignitary, Ecclesiastical

Dignitary, Ecclesiastical
A member of a chapter, cathedral or collegiate, possessed not only of a foremost place, but also of a certain jurisdiction

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  • Ecclesiastical dignitary — An ecclesiastical dignitary is a member of a cathedral chapter, or collegiate church. These offices can include the provost, the dean, the custos and the scholasticus.[1] References ^   …   Wikipedia

  • dignitary — dig ni*ta*ry, n.; pl. {dignitaries}. [Cf. F. dignitaire, fr. L. dignitas.] One who possesses exalted rank or holds a position of dignity or honor; especially, one who holds an ecclesiastical rank above that of a parochial priest or clergyman.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dignitary — In canon law, a person holding an ecclesiastical benefice or dignity, which gave him some pre eminence above mere priests and canons. To this class exclusively belonged all bishops, deans, archdeacons, etc.; but it now includes all the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • dignitary — A person of importance. In an older day, the term was applied to any ecclesiastical officer of a rank or station higher than that of a priest or canon …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ecclesiastical officer — A person in the hierarchy of control in the Church. Known as a dignitary if of a rank superior to that of a priest or canon …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • dignitaries — dignitary dig ni*ta*ry, n.; pl. {dignitaries}. [Cf. F. dignitaire, fr. L. dignitas.] One who possesses exalted rank or holds a position of dignity or honor; especially, one who holds an ecclesiastical rank above that of a parochial priest or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Greek Church — • Details the history and various divisions of the church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Greek Church     Greek Church     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Chapter — • Designates certain corporate ecclesiastical bodies, said to be derived from the chapter of the rule book, which it was the custom to read in the assemblies of monks Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Chapter     Chapter …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Bishop — • The title of an ecclesiastical dignitary who possesses the fullness of the priesthood to rule a diocese as its chief pastor, in due submission to the primacy of the pope Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Bishop     Bishop …   Catholic encyclopedia

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