Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Regium Donum Money
Money allowed by government to the Dissenters. The origin of it was in the year 1723. As the Dissenters approved themselves strong friends to the house of Brunswick, they enjoyed favour; and, being excluded all lucrative preferment in the church, the prime minister wished to reward them for their loyalty, and, by a retaining fee, preserve them steadfast. A considerable sum, therefore, was annually lodged with the heads of the Presbyterians, Independents, and Baptists, to be distributed among the necessitous ministers of their congregations.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Regium Donum Money'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/r/regium-donum-money.html. 1802.