Definition of advowry in English:

advowry

noun

Ecclesiastical Law
historical
  • (A) Ecclesiastical Law. = "advowson"; the office or function of an advowee. (b) = "avowry"; (also) a person responsible for providing this protection (or perhaps: the payments made to ensure this).

Origin

Late Middle English. Originally a variant of avowry, now distinguished in form in the meanings below.

Pronunciation

advowry

/ədˈvaʊ(ə)ri/