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In English ecclesiastical law. Keeper of the spiritualities. lie who exercises the spiritual jurisdiction of a diocese during the vacancy of the see. Cowell.


In Scotch law. A debtor whose effects have been arrested by several creditors. In regard to these creditors, he is their common debtor, and by this term is distinguished in the proceedings

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