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preb·end  audio  (prbnd) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. 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.
  2. The property or tithe providing the endowment for such a stipend.
  3. A prebendary.

ETYMOLOGY:
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 : prae-, pre- + habre, to hold; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
pre·bendal  (pr-bndl, prbn-dl) KEY (Adjective)


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