a stipend allotted from the revenues of a cathedral or a collegiate church to a canon or member of the chapter.
the land yielding such a stipend.
- pre·ben·dal [pri-ben-dl, preb-uhn-], /prɪˈbɛn dl, ˈprɛb ən-/, adjective
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How to use prebend in a sentence
One might as well expect that a jolly prebend would decline sitting in half-a-dozen stalls at the same time.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II | Various
Thurstan added one more canon to the staff by founding the prebend of Sharow.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon | Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
Most important of all, he decreed in 1303 that the cure of souls in each prebend was to be entrusted to a vicar-perpetual.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon | Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
He held, however, the prebend of Shipton in Salisbury cathedral, and is said to have been for a short time rector of Cripplegate.
No one shall be made a prelate, canon, or prebend unless he has been recommended by the king, or his name submitted to the king.The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa | Paul Barron Watson
British Dictionary definitions for prebend
the stipend assigned by a cathedral or collegiate church to a canon or member of the chapter
the land, tithe, or other source of such a stipend
a less common word for prebendary
Church of England the office, formerly with an endowment, of a prebendary
- prebendal (prɪˈbɛndəl), adjective
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