Queen Anne's bounty

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Queen Anne's bounty (Eng. Hist) a provision made in Queen Anne's reign for augmenting poor clerical livings.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Queen Anne's Bounty a fund for augmenting the incomes of the poorer clergy of England, set aside in 1703
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cwén; Goth. kwēns, Ice. kván, kvæn.

Usage

In literature:

Near the north end of Great Smith Street is Queen Anne's Bounty Office, rebuilt 1900.
"Westminster" by Sir Walter Besant
Queen Anne's Bounty was founded in 1704.
"Swift" by Leslie Stephen
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