- a canon or member of the clergy who is entitled to a prebend for special services at a cathedral or collegiate church.
- Church of England. an honorary canon having the title of a prebend but not receiving a stipend.
Origin of prebendary
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Examples from the Web for prebendary
They 're going to draft you to a cathedral, and make a prebendary of you.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
In 1727 he was made a prebendary of Salisbury by his friend Hoadley.
"The house is for your private comfort," said the prebendary.The Vicar of Bullhampton
Romer means the Prebendary Campbell, or at least his wife and daughter.
But what the Prebendary always says is, the better the day the better the deed.
- a canon or member of the chapter of a cathedral or collegiate church who holds a prebend
- Church of England an honorary canon with the title of prebendary
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