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PRECIST: One who has the expectation of a benefice, this expectation being granted him by the possessor of the "right of first requests." Since this right involves the duty of issuing formal rescripta de providendo, which the pope may issue in certain cases, those for whom papal provision is thus made are also termed precists until they receive the benefices in question.

(H. F. Jacobson†)

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