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1. A stipend historically drawn by a beneficed canon of a cathedral or collegiate church.
2. The property or tithe providing the endowment for such a stipend.
3. A prebendary.

[Middle English prebende, from Old French, from Medieval Latin praebenda, from Late Latin, state allowance, from Latin, neuter pl. gerundive of praebēre, to grant, from praehibēre : prae-, pre- + habēre, to hold; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·ben′dal (prĭ-bĕn′dl, prĕb′ən-dəl) adj.
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1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the stipend assigned by a cathedral or collegiate church to a canon or member of the chapter
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the land, tithe, or other source of such a stipend
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a less common word for prebendary
4. (Anglicanism) Church of England the office, formerly with an endowment, of a prebendary
[C15: from Old French prébende, from Medieval Latin praebenda pension, stipend, from Latin praebēre to offer, supply, from prae forth + habēre to have, offer]
prebendal adj
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(ˈprɛb ənd)

1. a stipend allotted from the revenues of a cathedral or a collegiate church to a canon or member of the chapter.
2. the land yielding such a stipend.
3. a prebendary.
[1375–1425; late Middle English prebende < Medieval Latin prēbenda, praebenda prebend, Late Latin: allowance, neuter pl. gerundive of Latin prae(hi)bēre to offer, furnish]
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Noun1.prebend - the stipend assigned by a cathedral to a canon
stipend - a sum of money allotted on a regular basis; usually for some specific purpose
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[ˈprebənd] N (= stipend) → prebenda f; (= person) → prebendado m
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n (form) (= stipend)Pfründe f, → Präbende f; (= person)Pfründner m, → Pfründeninhaber m, → Präbendar(ius) m
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He thought religion was a very excellent thing, and Aristotle a great authority, and deaneries and prebends useful institutions, and Great Britain the providential bulwark of Protestantism, and faith in the unseen a great support to afflicted minds; he believed in all these things, as a Swiss hotel-keeper believes in the beauty of the scenery around him, and in the pleasure it gives to artistic visitors.
Month I of year SE 90 is still dated to Seleucus III (BM 116690, Coro 2005: 442, a prebend text from Uruk, dated to Nisan 90 = 9 April to 7 May 222 BC).
The Father Prior told him I was a prebend from Manila, at which information he shared opportune remembrances of the Philippine Islands, and while we kissed his feet, he mentioned that the Bishop of Nueva Caceres (that is, Bicol) would be here for the centenary of St.
(18) Official appreciation of Francos ability is vouched by his September 1, 1581, appointment to a prebend and by the decision of the chapter, nineteen days later, to overlook his having violated a holy day.
Baron Williams of Oystermouth was invited to take up the role of prebend by the Bishop of Truro, the Rt Rev Tim Thornton.
Opting to bypass breadth of study, however, Goodblatt goes for depth (for very good reasons which are explained in chapter one), restricting her assessment of Donne's Hebraism to his sermons on the Penitential Psalms 6 (chapter two) and 32 (chapter three) and the sermons on the Penitential Psalm 38 and the Prebend Psalms (chapters four and five).
Focusing on four sermons he delivered on the penitential and prebend Psalms, she explores his study of the Hebrew Bible and Jewish exegetical tradition, the intra-Christian and Jewish-Christian textual and religious polemic foregrounded by biblical exegesis, and the intertwined character of Christian and Jewish exegesis.
Readers of Trollope's novels in particular will thank her for clarifying all matters clerical--from the difference between a curate and a dean, to the proper way to address a bishop ("the Right Reverend"), to the importance of a glebe to a vicar and a prebend to a canon (chapter three).
At the coronation of 1660, there he was, as a prebend of Westminster, presenting Charles II with the sceptre.
The Restoration saw Fuller reinstated at the Savoy Chapel, London, and given back his prebend at Salisbury Cathedral.
Thorpe Prebend House, a restored medieval canon's house, also explores the city's connections with its literary hero.