glebe

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Latin gleba clod, land

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of glebe was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Glebe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glebe. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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