What is SPIRITUALITIES OF A BISHOP?

Those profits which a bishop receives in his ecclesiastical character, as the dues arising from his ordaining and instituting priests, and such like, in contradistinction to those profits which he acquires in his temporal capacity as a baron and lord of parliament, and which are termed his “temporalities,” consisting of certain lands, revenues, and lay fees, etc. Cowell.

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