- a canon or member of the clergy who is entitled to a prebend for special services at a cathedral or collegiate church.
- Church of England. an honorary canon having the title of a prebend but not receiving a stipend.
Origin of prebendary
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Examples from the Web for prebendary
They 're going to draft you to a cathedral, and make a prebendary of you.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
In 1727 he was made a prebendary of Salisbury by his friend Hoadley.
"The house is for your private comfort," said the prebendary.The Vicar of Bullhampton</p>
Romer means the Prebendary Campbell, or at least his wife and daughter.
But what the Prebendary always says is, the better the day the better the deed.
- a canon or member of the chapter of a cathedral or collegiate church who holds a prebend
- Church of England an honorary canon with the title of prebendary
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