English edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

Noun edit

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.
    • c. 1593, Francis Bacon, letter to Sir Thomas Coneysby
      a lease of the prebend of Withington
Derived terms edit
Related terms edit
Translations edit

Etymology 2 edit

pre- +‎ bend

Verb edit

prebend (third-person singular simple present prebends, present participle prebending, simple past and past participle prebent)

  1. (transitive) To bend in advance.
    • 2006, Michael Wagner, Robert Frigg, AO Manual of Fracture Management: Internal Fixators, page 14:
      For large and/or dense bones compression plate fixation achieves absolute stability but the fragments have to be in contact remote to the plate by prebending the plate.

Anagrams edit