commendam

commendam
/kamendam/ In ecclesiastical law, the appointment of a suitable clerk to hold a void or vacant benefice or church living until a regular pastor be appointed. In commercial law, a species of limited partnership. The limited partnership (or societe en commandite) of the French law has been introduced into the Code of Louisiana under the title of "Partnership in Commendam" Civ.Code La. art. 2810 (Civ.Code, art. 2839)

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  • Commendam — Com*men dam, n. [LL. dare in commendam to give into trust.] (Eng. Eccl. Law) A vacant living or benefice commended to a cleric (usually a bishop) who enjoyed the revenue until a pastor was provided. A living so held was said to be held in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commendam — [kə men′dam΄] n. [< ML dare in commendam, to give in trust: see COMMANDERY] Historical 1. the temporary holding of a benefice, with the right to its revenues, by a cleric or layman in the absence of a proper incumbent: he was said to hold the… …   English World dictionary

  • commendam — /keuh men dam/, n. Eccles. 1. the tenure of a benefice to be held until the appointment of a regular incumbent, the benefice being said to be held in commendam. 2. a benefice so held. [1555 65; < ML, short for (dare) in commendam (to give) in… …   Universalium

  • commendam — /kəˈmɛndəm/ (say kuh menduhm) noun Ecclesiastical 1. the tenure of a benefice to be held until the appointment of a regular incumbent, the benefice being said to be held in commendam. 2. a benefice so held. {Medieval Latin, accusative singular of …  

  • commendam — kəˈmenˌdam noun ( s) Etymology: Medieval Latin, accusative of commenda trust (as used in the phrase dare in commendam to give in trust) 1. a. : the custody or holding of a benefice by a cleric or a layman to whom it is given in charge often only… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Commendam — See In commendam …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • commendam — /kamendam/ In ecclesiastical law, the appointment of a suitable clerk to hold a void or vacant benefice or church living until a regular pastor be appointed. In commercial law, a species of limited partnership. The limited partnership (or societe …   Black's law dictionary

  • commendam — com·men·dam …   English syllables

  • commendam — The appointment of a temporary clergyman to hold a living pending the appointment of a regular parson …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Partnership in commendam — Commendam Com*men dam, n. [LL. dare in commendam to give into trust.] (Eng. Eccl. Law) A vacant living or benefice commended to a cleric (usually a bishop) who enjoyed the revenue until a pastor was provided. A living so held was said to be held… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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