preb·​en·​dary ˈpre-bən-ˌder-ē How to pronounce prebendary (audio)
plural prebendaries
: a clergyman receiving a prebend for officiating and serving in the church
: an honorary canon in a cathedral chapter

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of prebendary was in the 15th century

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“Prebendary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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