prebend

[ preb-uh nd ]
/ ˈprɛb ənd /

noun

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.

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Origin of prebend

1375–1425; late Middle English prebende < Medieval Latin prēbenda, variant of praebenda prebend, Late Latin: allowance, neuter plural gerundive of Latin prae(hi)bēre to offer, furnish, equivalent to prae- pre- + -hibēre, combining form of habēre to have, hold

OTHER WORDS FROM prebend

pre·ben·dal [pri-ben-dl, preb-uh n-] /prɪˈbɛn dl, ˈprɛb ən-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prebend

prebend
/ (ˈprɛbənd) /

noun

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

Derived forms of prebend

prebendal (prɪˈbɛndəl), adjective

Word Origin for prebend

C15: from Old French prébende, from Medieval Latin praebenda pension, stipend, from Latin praebēre to offer, supply, from prae forth + habēre to have, offer
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