[ preb-uh n-der-ee ]
/ ˈprɛb ənˌdɛr i /

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.

Origin of prebendary

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Medieval Latin word praebendārius. See prebend, -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (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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