prebend

noun
preb·end | \ ˈpre-bənd \

Definition of prebend 

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

Other words from prebend

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

First Known Use of prebend

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about prebend

Statistics for prebend

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for prebend

The first known use of prebend was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Comments on prebend

What made you want to look up prebend? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a magnificent or impressive array

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!