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n. - In Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy; The worldly possessions of a church.

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  • They pay likewise subsidies with the temporalty, but in such sort that if these pay after four shillings for land, the clergy contribute commonly after six shillings of...
  • The two acts for the pardon of the spiritualty and temporalty were passed concurrently.
  • The king is ruled by a common ---- Anne Boleyn, who has made all the spiritualty to be beggared, and the temporalty also.
  • It held good certainly in theory, and to a great extent in practice, against the temporalty as much as against the spiritualty.
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