Right of election sentence example
By the concordat of Worms, 1122, the emperor surrendered the right of investiture by ring and staff, and granted the right of election to the clergy.
The citizens did not dispute the right of election by the kingdom but they held that that election did not necessarily include the choice of London.
In 1383 the right of election reverted to the wards, but was obtained again by the livery companies in 1467.
A common practice is for the holder of a high title to nominate a successor; and his nomination is generally confirmed by the chiefs, or heads of households, with whom the right of election rests.
The latter prince was the worthier of the throne, but the other better suited the policy of the eunuchs and those noblemen who had the right of election.Advertisement
In London the victory of the crafts is decisively marked by the ordinance of the time of Edward II., which required every citizen to be a member of some trade or mystery, and by another ordinance in 1375 which transferred the right of election of corporate officers (including members of parliament) from the ward-representatives to the trading companies.
When a vacancy occurred, the bishop of the diocese chose the abbot out of the monks of the convent, but the right of election was transferred by jurisdiction to the monks themselves, reserving to the bishop the confirmation of the election and the benediction of the new abbot.
He was active in urging petitions from the freeholders of the counties, protesting against the unconstitutional invasion of the right of election.
It returns two members to parliament; the right of election is vested in about 200 free burgesses.
The right of election is in the inhabitants paying scot and lot.Advertisement