In commendam

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IN COMMENDAM. The state or condition of a church living, which is void or vacant, and it is commended to the care of some one. In, Louisiana, there is a species of partnership called a partnership in commendam. Vide Commendam.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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382v]) record his continuing patronage at Rouen, induding gifts to the episcopal manor and to several Benedictine foundations, such as Mont-Saint-Michel, held by him in commendam.
The second codicil was made out for his bishopric of St-Jean-de-Maurienne in Savoy, held in commendam, and for Francesco de' Massimi and Ludovico de' Mattei, both of whom were entrusted with significant responsibilities in connection with the legacies for the cardinal's family.