- 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.
- a prebendary.
Origin of prebend
Examples from the Web for prebend
But such a prebend was difficult to get and patrons were uncertain and often disappointing.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
And as for the prebend, after what has passed, of course you must accept it.Framley Parsonage
The prebend of Stanwick was worth about twice as much as any other.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon
Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
He held the prebend of Barnby, in the diocese of York, in 1338.
In 1550 he was presented to a prebend in the Church of Canterbury.
- 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
Word Origin and History for prebend
early 15c., from Old French prebende, earlier provende (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin prebenda "allowance," from Late Latin praebenda "allowance, pension" (see provender). Related: Prebendary.