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Section: Definitions

Statute: 16:1-39

When any parish, congregation, society, church, chapel, mission, or religious, benevolent or educational institution in connection with any such governing body owning any property becomes extinct, by reason of the death or removal of its members, the trustees of such diocesan convention or other governing body may take possession of the temporalities and property belonging to such extinct organization and manage and apply the same to the uses and purposes of the church or religious denomination to which such extinct organization belonged, in the locality in which such extinct church or organization was located.

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