[ gleeb ]
/ glib /


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

Origin of glebe

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

Related forms

glebe·less, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for glebe


/ (ɡliːb) /


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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