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prebend

[preb-uh nd] /ˈprɛb ənd/
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
late Middle English
1375-1425
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
Related forms
prebendal
[pri-ben-dl, preb-uh n-] /prɪˈbɛn dl, ˈprɛb ən-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prebendal

prebend

/ˈprɛbənd/
noun
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
Derived Forms
prebendal (prɪˈbɛndəl) adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Old French prébende, from Medieval Latin praebenda pension, stipend, from Latin praebēre to offer, supply, from prae forth + habēre to have, offer
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Word Origin and History for prebendal

prebend

n.

early 15c., from Old French prebende, earlier provende (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin prebenda "allowance," from Late Latin praebenda "allowance, pension" (see provender). Related: Prebendary.

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