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The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia
By this is meant that every clergyman of the American Church is connected with some one or other of the various Dioceses, and is always under some Bishop. His canonical residence begins with his ordination, or from the Bishop's acceptance of his letter of transfer from one Diocese to another. (See DIMISSORY LETTER).
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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Canonical Residence'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/acd/c/canonical-residence.html. 1901.