Definition of advowry in English:

advowry

noun

historical Ecclesiastical Law
  • (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/