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. Mr Parker will spend his first two years as a notary practising under the supervision of an experienced local notary public.