Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
in ecclesiastical law, is applied to a permutation of benefices without the consent of the bishop, which is consequently null.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Abuse'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/a/abuse.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.