glebe

[ gleeb ]
/ glib /

noun

Also called glebe land. Chiefly British. the cultivable land owned by a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice.
Archaic. soil; field.

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Origin of glebe

1275–1325; Middle English < Latin glēba, glaeba clod of earth

OTHER WORDS FROM glebe

glebe·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glebe

glebe
/ (ɡliːb) /

noun

British land granted to a clergyman as part of his benefice
poetic land, esp when regarded as the source of growing things

Word Origin for glebe

C14: from Latin glaeba
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