glebe

noun
\ ˈglēb How to pronounce glebe (audio) \

Definition of glebe

1 archaic : land specifically : a plot of cultivated land
2 : land belonging or yielding revenue to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice

First Known Use of glebe

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for glebe

Latin gleba clod, land

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“Glebe.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glebe. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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