Definition for PRES-ENT-A'TION


  1. The act of presenting. Prayers are sometimes a presentation of mere desires. – Hooker.
  2. Exhibition; representation; display; as, the presentation of fighting on the stage. – Dryden.
  3. In ecclesiastical law, the act of offering a clerk to the bishop or ordinary for institution in a benefice. An advowson is the right of presentation. If the bishop admits the patron's presentation, the clerk so admitted is next to be instituted by him. – Blackstone.
  4. The right of presenting a clerk. The patron has the presentation of the benefice.

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