|n.||1.||The act of impropriating; |
|2.||(Eng. Eccl. Law) The act of putting an ecclesiastical benefice in the hands of a layman, or lay corporation.|
IMPROPRIATION, eccl. law. The act, of employing the revenues of a church living to one's own use; it is also a parsonage or ecclesiastical living in the hands of a layman, or which descends by inheritance. Tech. Dict. h.t.