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Definition of "temporalty" []

  • The laity; secular people. (noun)
  • A secular possession; a temporality. (noun)

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Use "temporalty" in a sentence
  • "They pay likewise subsidies with the temporalty, but in such sort that if these pay after four shillings for land, the clergy contribute commonly after six shillings of the pound, so that of a benefice of twenty pounds by the year the incumbent thinketh himself well acquitted if, all ordinary payments being discharged, he may reserve thirteen pounds six shillings eightpence towards his own sustentation or maintenance of his family."
  • "The two acts for the pardon of the spiritualty and temporalty were passed concurrently."
  • "The king is ruled by a common ---- Anne Boleyn, who has made all the spiritualty to be beggared, and the temporalty also."