Temporality

Tem`po*ral"i*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Temporalities (#).
[L. temporalitas, in LL., possessions of the church: cf. F. temporalit.] 1. The state or quality of being temporary; -- opposed to perpetuity.
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2. The laity; temporality. [Obs.] Sir T. More.
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3. That which pertains to temporal welfare; material interests; especially, the revenue of an ecclesiastic proceeding from lands, tenements, or lay fees, tithes, and the like; -- chiefly used in the plural.
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Supreme head, . . . under God, of the spirituality and temporality of the same church.
Fuller.
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