1) A customary gift to the minister, made by a dying person and written into his will, often a cherished item.

1393 I wyte for my corspresant the best garment that I for my body ordand, York

1429 Et do et lego ad meum Corsprysannd optimam meam togam, Bramham

1488 I wylle that my best hors ... be my cors presand, Ingleby Arncliffe. As the word fell out of use its spelling became more erratic: 1551 as for my coresse person it shalbe pait acordyng to the kynges act, Marske.

dates 1393 1429 1488 1551

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