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In ecclesiastical law. A license or authority; a privilege granted by the ordinary to a man by favor and indulgenceto do that which by law he may not do; e. g., to marry without banns, to erect amonument in a church, etc. Termes de la Ley.In Scotch law. A power founded on consent, as distinguished from a power foundedon property. 2 Kames, Eq. 265.


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