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In Commenʹdam (Latin)


The holding of church preferment for a time, on the recommendation of the Crown, till a suitable person can be provided. Thus a clergyman who has been elevated to the bench retains for a time his “living” in commendam.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Imponderables (Latin, things without weight)
Imposition of Hands
Improve the Occasion (To)
Improvisatrix or Improvisatrice
In Cæna Domini
In Commendam (Latin)
In Esse (Latin)
In Extenso (Latin)
In Extremis
In Fieri
In Flagrante Delicto
In for a Penny in for a Pound
In for It
In Forma Pauperis
In Gremio Legis
In Limine (Latin)