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The person or persons, if not more than two, or the majority of the persons if more than two, or the corporation, who or which would for the time being be entitled to the turn or right of presentation to any benefice if the same were then vacant, shall, for the purposes of this Act, be considered to be the patron thereof: Provided nevertheless, that in the case of the patronage being exercised alternately by different patrons, the person or persons, if not more than two, or the majority of the persons, if more than two, or the corporation, who or which would for the time being be entitled to the second turn or right of presentation to any benefice if the same were then vacant, shall for the purposes of this Act, jointly with the person or persons or corporation entitled to the first turn or right of presentation, be considered to be the patron thereof.
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