prebend

prebend

[preb-uhnd]
noun
1.
a stipend allotted from the revenues of a cathedral or a collegiate church to a canon or member of the chapter.
2.
the land yielding such a stipend.
3.
a prebendary.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English prebende < Medieval Latin prēbenda, variant of praebenda prebend, Late Latin: allowance, neuter plural gerundive of Latin prae(hi)bēre to offer, furnish, equivalent to prae- pre- + -hibēre, combining form of habēre to have, hold

prebendal [pri-ben-dl, preb-uhn-] , adjective
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prebend (ˈprɛbənd)
 
n
1.  the stipend assigned by a cathedral or collegiate church to a canon or member of the chapter
2.  the land, tithe, or other source of such a stipend
3.  a less common word for prebendary
4.  Church of England the office, formerly with an endowment, of a prebendary
 
[C15: from Old French prébende, from Medieval Latin praebenda pension, stipend, from Latin praebēre to offer, supply, from prae forth + habēre to have, offer]
 
prebendal
 
adj

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prebend
c.1400, from O.Fr. prebende, earlier provende (12c.), from M.L. prebenda "allowance," from L.L. præbenda "allowance, pension" (see provender).
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