- a person receiving a prebend
- in the Church of England, an honorary canon with only the title of a prebend
Origin of prebendaryMiddle English prebendarie from Medieval Latin praebendarius
- A member of the Anglican clergy who receives a prebend.
- An Anglican cleric holding the honorary title of prebend without a stipend.
- Pertaining to the office or person of a prebendary; prebendal.
- 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.
From Medieval Latin praebendÄrius, from Late Latin praebenda (“literally "˜things to be supplied'; prebend"), neuter plural of gerundive of praebeÅ (“supply"), from prae- (“pre-") + habeÅ (“have, hold").