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Warrants (usually royal, but sometimes issued by bishops or archbishops) authorizing collections for specific charitable purposes. In England after the Reformation Church briefs were the successors to Papal briefs (see bull). They were read out in church. The process was suppressed in 1828.

Subjects: History — Christianity.


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