- simple past tense and past participle of benefice
(comparative more beneficed, superlative most beneficed)
- (Christianity) Having a benefice
Variant of benefice
- land held by a feudal tenant for services rendered the owner
- an endowed church office providing a living for a vicar, rector, etc.
- its income
Origin of beneficeMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Medieval Latin beneficium ; from Classical Latin a kindness, service, promotion ; from benefic