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prebendary

[ preb-uhn-der-ee ]
/ ˈprɛb ənˌdɛr i /
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noun, plural preb·en·dar·ies.
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.
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Origin of prebendary

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Medieval Latin word praebendārius.See prebend, -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for prebendary

prebendary
/ (ˈprɛbəndərɪ, -drɪ) /

noun plural -daries
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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