Annat

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Annat (Scots Law) A half years's stipend, over and above what is owing for the incumbency, due to a minister's heirs after his decease.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n annat plural The first fruits, consisting of a year's revenue, or a specified portion of a year's revenue, paid to the pope by a bishop, an abbot, or other ecclesiastic, on his appointment to a new see or benefice. The place of annats is now supplied, in the main, by “Peter's pence.” In England, in 1534, they were vested in the king, and in the reign of Queen Anne they were restored to the church, and appropriated to the augmentation of poor livings of the Church of England, forming what is known as “Queen Anne's bounty.”
    • n annat In Scots law, the portion of stipend payable for the half year after the death of a clergyman of the Church of Scotland, to which his family or nearest of kin have right.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Annat an′at the first-fruits, or one year's income, or a specified portion of such, paid to the Pope by a bishop, abbot, or other ecclesiastic, on his appointment to a new see or benefice. It was abolished in England in 1534, and next year the right was annexed to the crown, the fund thus arising being administered for the benefit of the Church of England, afterwards transferred to the governors of Queen Anne's Bounty, next to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners:
    • n Annat an′at (Scots law) the half-year's stipend payable for the vacant half-year after the death of a parish minister, to which his family or nearest of kin have right under an act of 1672.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. annata, income of a year, also, of half a year, fr. L. annus, year: cf. F. annate, annats
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. annata—L. annus, a year.

Usage

In literature:

The annates, or first fruits, were abolished.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
No Annates would be sent any longer to Rome, and no Bulls would be returned from Rome.
"The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)" by James Anthony Froude
The Pope would recover his annates, his Peter's pence, and his indulgence market.
"English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century" by James Anthony Froude
The payment of annates to the See of Rome was a grievance, both among clergy and laity, of very ancient standing.
"The Reign of Mary Tudor" by James Anthony Froude
The Annates were transferred to the crown; never more was an English bishop to receive his pallium from Rome.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
No Annates would be sent any longer to Rome, and no Bulls would be returned from Rome.
"History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II." by James Anthony Froude
There were no annates in Spain.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
It was from these claims that the papal annates, in the strict sense, in course of time developed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
Hon thordhi eigi annat, en at gera, sem hann vildi.
"Beowulf" by R. W. Chambers
In several dioceses the bishops, chapters, and arch-deacons, after the example of the popes, imposed annats upon the cures.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
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