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B. THE ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE OF THE CHURCH
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John, etc. to his beloved son Master William of Nassyngtone, canon of our cathedral church of Exeter, greeting, grace, and benediction. In our stead we commit to you, in whose faith and industry we have full confidence, with power of any canonical coercion, all and single causes and matters brought or to be brought to our special examination by virtue of our office or at the instance of the parties, to be heard and to be concluded by a just end; and also to inquire, correct, and punish the crimes and excesses of any of our subjects, even if it means removing any ecclesiastical person from his benefice, dignity, administration or office, with all their appurtenances, profits, and contingencies. Given at our manor of Chudleigh, 3rd November [1332].