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