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noun preb·end \ˈpre-bənd\

Definition of prebend

  1. 1 :  a stipend furnished by a cathedral or collegiate church to a clergyman (as a canon) in its chapter

  2. 2 :  prebendary


play \pri-ˈben-dəl, ˈpre-bən-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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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