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ben·e·fice

 (bĕn′ə-fĭs)
n.
1. Ecclesiastical
a. A church office endowed with fixed capital assets that provide a living.
b. The revenue from such assets.
2. A landed estate granted in feudal tenure.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin beneficium, benefit, from beneficus, benefic; see benefic.]

ben′e·fice v.

benefice

(ˈbɛnɪfɪs)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity an endowed Church office yielding an income to its holder; a Church living
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the property or revenue attached to such an office
3. (Historical Terms) (in feudal society) a tenement (piece of land) held by a vassal from a landowner on easy terms or free, esp in return for military support. See also vassalage
vb
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to provide with a benefice
[C14: from Old French, from Latin beneficium benefit, from beneficus, from bene well + facere to do]

ben•e•fice

(ˈbɛn ə fɪs)

n., v. -ficed, -fic•ing. n.
1. a position or post granted to an ecclesiastic that guarantees a fixed amount of property or income.
2. the revenue itself.
3. the equivalent of a fief in the early Middle Ages.
v.t.
4. to invest with a benefice.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Latin beneficium service, kindness; see benefic, -ium 1]

benefice


Past participle: beneficed
Gerund: beneficing

Imperative
benefice
benefice
Present
I benefice
you benefice
he/she/it benefices
we benefice
you benefice
they benefice
Preterite
I beneficed
you beneficed
he/she/it beneficed
we beneficed
you beneficed
they beneficed
Present Continuous
I am beneficing
you are beneficing
he/she/it is beneficing
we are beneficing
you are beneficing
they are beneficing
Present Perfect
I have beneficed
you have beneficed
he/she/it has beneficed
we have beneficed
you have beneficed
they have beneficed
Past Continuous
I was beneficing
you were beneficing
he/she/it was beneficing
we were beneficing
you were beneficing
they were beneficing
Past Perfect
I had beneficed
you had beneficed
he/she/it had beneficed
we had beneficed
you had beneficed
they had beneficed
Future
I will benefice
you will benefice
he/she/it will benefice
we will benefice
you will benefice
they will benefice
Future Perfect
I will have beneficed
you will have beneficed
he/she/it will have beneficed
we will have beneficed
you will have beneficed
they will have beneficed
Future Continuous
I will be beneficing
you will be beneficing
he/she/it will be beneficing
we will be beneficing
you will be beneficing
they will be beneficing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been beneficing
you have been beneficing
he/she/it has been beneficing
we have been beneficing
you have been beneficing
they have been beneficing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been beneficing
you will have been beneficing
he/she/it will have been beneficing
we will have been beneficing
you will have been beneficing
they will have been beneficing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been beneficing
you had been beneficing
he/she/it had been beneficing
we had been beneficing
you had been beneficing
they had been beneficing
Conditional
I would benefice
you would benefice
he/she/it would benefice
we would benefice
you would benefice
they would benefice
Past Conditional
I would have beneficed
you would have beneficed
he/she/it would have beneficed
we would have beneficed
you would have beneficed
they would have beneficed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.benefice - an endowed church office giving income to its holder
church property, spirituality, spiritualty - property or income owned by a church
sinecure - a benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral duties are attached
Verb1.benefice - endow with a benefice
dower, endow - furnish with an endowment; "When she got married, she got dowered"
Translations

benefice

[ˈbenɪfɪs] Nbeneficio m

benefice

nPfründe f, → kirchliches Benefizium (spec)

benefice

[ˈbɛnɪfɪs] n (Rel) → beneficio ecclesiastico