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glebe

 (glēb)
n.
1. A plot of land belonging or yielding profit to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office.
2. Archaic The soil or earth; land.

[Latin glēba, clod.]

glebe

(ɡliːb)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Brit land granted to a clergyman as part of his benefice
2. poetic land, esp when regarded as the source of growing things
[C14: from Latin glaeba]

glebe

(glib)

n.
1. Also called glebe′ land`. the cultivable land owned by a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice.
2. Archaic. soil; field.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Latin glēba, glaeba clod of earth]
glebe′less, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glebe - plot of land belonging to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical officeglebe - plot of land belonging to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office
acres, demesne, landed estate, estate, land - extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
Translations

glebe

[gliːb] Nterreno m beneficial

glebe

n (Eccl) → Pfarrland nt; glebe housepfarreieigenes Haus; (= vicarage)Pfarrhaus nt
References in classic literature ?
It should have been seen with what eagerness the marshy glebes of Holland were turned over.
The Great North Road should have been bordered all its length with glebe. Henry's kind had filched most of it.
But so little interest had be taken in the matter, that he owed all his knowledge of the house, garden, and glebe, extent of the parish, condition of the land, and rate of the tithes, to Elinor herself, who had heard so much of it from Colonel Brandon, and heard it with so much attention, as to be entirely mistress of the subject.