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benefice

noun ben·e·fice \ˈbe-nə-fəs\

Definition of BENEFICE

1
:  an ecclesiastical office to which the revenue from an endowment is attached
2
:  a feudal estate in lands :  fief
benefice transitive verb

Origin of BENEFICE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin beneficium, from Latin, favor, promotion, from beneficus
First Known Use: 14th century

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