E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Annates (2 syl.).
One entire years income claimed by the Pope on the appointment of a bishop or other ecclesiastic in the Catholic Church. This is called the first fruits (Latin, annus, a year). By the Statute of Recusants (25 Hen. VIII. c. 20, and the Confirming Act), the right to English Annates and Tenths was transferred to the Crown; but, in the reign of Queen Anne, annates were given up to form a fund for the augmentation of poor livings. (See BOUNTY, QUEEN ANNES.)