- Of or pertaining to a prebend; prebendary.
- (of an office) Having an associated prebend.
- Of or pertaining to an honorary religious title granted by the state.
- Of or relating to official positions that are profitable for the incumbent, to the allocation of such positions, or to a system in which such allocation is prevalent.
- (politics) Relating to political patronage.
From Latin praebenda (“the support or allowance afforded by the State to a private person”)
Variant of prebend
- the part of the revenues of a cathedral or collegiate church paid as a clergyman's salary
- the property or tax that yields such revenue
Origin of prebendMiddle English prebende ; from Middle French ; from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin prebenda ; from Late Latin praebenda, state support to a private person ; from neuter plural gerund, gerundive of Classical Latin praebere, to grant ; from prae-, before + habere, to have