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(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).
Late Middle English. Originally a variant of avowry, now distinguished in form in the meanings below.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.