- a piece of church land forming part or all of a benefice
- Archaic soil; earth; esp., a piece of cultivated land
Origin of glebeMiddle English ; from Classical Latin gleba, clod, lump of earth (in ML(Ec), glebe), akin to globus: see globe
- A plot of land belonging or yielding profit to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office.
- Archaic The soil or earth; land.
Origin of glebeLatin glēba, clod.
- A number of places are named Glebe.
From Old French glebe, from Latin glēba "lump of earth, a clod".