Prebendary meaning

prĕb'ən-dĕr'ē
A member of the Anglican clergy who receives a prebend.
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An Anglican cleric holding the honorary title of prebend without a stipend.
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A person receiving a prebend.
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In the Church of England, an honorary canon with only the title of a prebend.
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An honorary canon of a cathedral or collegiate church.
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Pertaining to the office or person of a prebendary; prebendal.
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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.
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Origin of prebendary

  • From Medieval Latin praebendārius, from Late Latin praebenda (“literally "˜things to be supplied'; prebend"), neuter plural of gerundive of praebeō (“supply"), from prae- (“pre-") + habeō (“have, hold").
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