nd) KEY NOUN:
- A stipend drawn from the endowment or revenues of an Anglican cathedral or church by a presiding member of the clergy; a cathedral or church benefice.
- The property or tithe providing the endowment for such a stipend.
- A prebendary.
Middle English prebende
, from Old French, from Medieval Latin praebenda
, from Late Latin, state allowance
, from Latin, neuter pl. gerundive of praebre
, to grant
, from praehibre
, to hold
; see ghabh-
in Indo-European rootsOTHER FORMS:pre·bendal
l) KEY (Adjective)