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prebend

noun preb·end \ˈpre-bənd\

Definition of PREBEND

1
:  a stipend furnished by a cathedral or collegiate church to a clergyman (as a canon) in its chapter
2
pre·ben·dal \pri-ˈben-dəl, ˈpre-bən-\ adjective

Origin of PREBEND

Middle English prebende, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin praebenda, from Late Latin, subsistence allowance granted by the state, from Latin, feminine of praebendus, gerundive of praebēre to offer, from prae- + habēre to hold — more at give
First Known Use: 15th century

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