Origin of glebe
Examples from the Web for glebe
If any glebe exceed six acres of land, the rest shall remain in the possessor's hands until order be taken therein.
The stipend is paid by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, which, of course, is much safer than glebe.The Hero|William Somerset Maugham
She remembered the look in his face was he passed quickly by her and Arabian in Glebe Place.
She had lost her head in Glebe Place, but now she would retrieve the situation.
Not only were they to assist in the taking possession, but they had secured lodgings for three months at the Glebe Farm.The Pillars of the House, Vol. II (of 2)|Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for glebe
Word Origin for glebe
Word Origin and History for glebe
c.1300, from Old French glebe, from Latin gleba, glaeba "clod, lump of earth," from PIE *glebh- "to roll into a ball" (cf. Latin globus "sphere;" Old English clyppan "to embrace;" Lithuanian glebys "armful," globti "to embrace, support"). Earliest English sense is "land forming a clergyman's benefice," on notion of soil of the earth as source of vegetable products.