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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French prebende, from Medieval Latin prebenda, from Late Latin praebenda, from Latin praebendus, verbal adjective of praebere.

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prebend (plural prebends)

  1. (obsolete) A stipend paid to a canon of a cathedral.
  2. (obsolete) The property or other source of this endowment.
  3. Political patronage employment.
  4. (obsolete) A prebendary.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

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