verb (used with object), ben·e·ficed, ben·e·fic·ing.
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Origin of benefice
OTHER WORDS FROM beneficenon·ben·e·ficed, adjectiveun·ben·e·ficed, adjective
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The cardinal wanted a benefice for one of his followers, and the Pope wished to get his son's enemy once more into his power.Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3|John Addington Symonds
Item, That nane should enjoy office or benefice ecclesiasticall, except a Preast.The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)|John Knox
Mr. Fowle had lived at Elkstone near Cheltenham, and continued to hold that benefice, which was in the gift of the Craven family.Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters|William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
It seems to be holding its own only within the sphere of ecclesiastical rights, where the benefice will survive until our own day.Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland
The benefice is a perpetual curacy certified at £10, and now valued at £87.A Comprehensive History of Norwich|A. D. Bayne