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'Abbreviations', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 2: Hereford diocese (1962), pp. XII. URL: Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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The following abbreviations are given in lower case or in capitals as required.

abp. archbishop
a/c account
adm. admission, admit, admitted
archdcn. archdeacon
archdcnry archdeaconry
B.C.L. bachelor of civil law
B.Cn.L. bachelor of canon law
B.M. bachelor of medicine
B.Mus. bachelor of music
B.Th. bachelor of theology
bp. bishop
bpc. bishopric
c. circa
can. canon
card. cardinal
cath. cathedral
ch. church
chanc. chancellor
chap. chapel
chapt. chapter
coll. collation, collated
colleg. collegiate
comm. commission
conf. confirmation, confirmed
cons. consecration, consecrated
ct. court
d. death, died
d. and c. dean and chapter
D.C.L. doctor of civil law
dcn. deacon
depriv. deprived
dioc. diocese
ed. edition, edited by
el. election, elected
exch. exchange, exchanged
excomm. excommunication, excommunicated
expect. expectative, provision of a canonry of Hereford with expectation ofa prebend
f. folio
gr. grant, granted
instal. installation, installed
judgt. judgment
k. king
Lamb. Lambeth
lic. licence
Lic.C.L. licentiate in civil law
lic.alibi cons. licence alibi consecrari
lic. el. licence to elect
M. magister, master
mand. mandate
mand. adm. mandate to admit
mand. inq. mandate for inquiry
n.d. no date
O.Can.S.A. order of Augustinian canons
O.Carm. order of Carmelites
occ. occurrence, occurs
O.P. order of Preachers
O.S.B. order of St. Benedict
P.R.O. Public Record Office
pr. priest
preb. prebendary, prebend
pres. presentation, present, presented
prohibn. prohibition
prov. provision, provided
ratif. ratified
reg. register
res. resignation, resigned
reservn. reservation
R.S. Rolls Series
s.d. same day
spir. spiritualities
temps. temporalities
trans. translation, translated
treas. treasurer
vac. vacancy, vacated, vacant
vic. vicarage

Note. Dr. A. B. Emden's Biographical Register of the University of Oxford to 1500 has been followed for degrees. But some later medieval bishops' registers and chapter act books give the title of magister to B.A.s. This anomalous title appears in this edition of the Fasti. when there is manuscript authority for it.