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Related to beneficed: Clerical pluralism
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Adj.1.beneficed - having a benefice; "a beneficed clergyman"
unbeneficed - not having a benefice
References in classic literature ?
An official of Notre-Dame, lower than a beneficed clergyman, higher than simple paid chanters.
He will even speak well of the bishop, though I tell him it is unnatural in a beneficed clergyman; what can one do with a husband who attends so little to the decencies?
Bishops could deploy a spectrum of punishments to discipline erring clerks, but rarely chose to do so since this might have provoked a beneficed clerk simply to leave his post.