Regium donum

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Regium donum an annual grant of public money to Presbyterian and other nonconformist ministers in England, Scotland, and esp. Ireland, where it only ceased in 1871
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Usage

In literature:

Let him show me that English dissenters who are not Wesleyan Methodists receive a Regium Donum.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The Presbyterians have the "Regium Donum", first given by Charles II., who allowed them L600 secret service money.
"The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, December 1864" by Various
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