spiritual incest

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spiritual incest (uncountable)

  1. (religion) The crime of cohabitation between persons who have a spiritual alliance by means of baptism or confirmation.
  2. (religion) The act of a vicar, or other beneficiary, who holds two benefices, the one depending on the collation of the other.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for spiritual incest in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)