prebendary

noun
preb·​en·​dary | \ ˈpre-bən-ˌder-ē How to pronounce prebendary (audio) \
plural prebendaries

Definition of prebendary

1 : a clergyman receiving a prebend for officiating and serving in the church
2 : an honorary canon in a cathedral chapter

First Known Use of prebendary

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Prebendary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prebendary. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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