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 Anna Matilda (An),Anne. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
An’nates (2 syl.).
One entire year’s income claimed by the Pope on the appointment of a bishop or other ecclesiastic in the Catholic Church. This is called the first fruits (Latin, annus, a year). By the Statute of Recusants (25 Hen. VIII. c. 20, and the Confirming Act), the right to English Annates and Tenths was transferred to the Crown; but, in the reign of Queen Anne, annates were given up to form a fund for the augmentation of poor livings. (See BOUNTY, QUEEN ANNE’S.)   1

 Anna Matilda (An),Anne. 


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