Court of faculties

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COURT OF FACULTIES, Eng. eccl. law. The name of a court which belongs to the archbishop, in which his officer, called magister ad facultates, grants dispensations to marry, to eat flesh on days prohibited, or to ordain a deacon under age, and the like. 4 Inst. 337.

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Notaries public belong to the one of the oldest branches of the legal profession and are appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury through the Court of Faculties.