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- adj. Of or pertaining to a prebend; prebendary.
- adj. Having an associated prebend.
- adj. Of or pertaining to an honorary religious title granted by the state.
- adj. Of or relating to official positions that are profitable for the incumbent, to the allocation of such positions, or to a system in which such allocation is prevalent.
- adj. Relating to political patronage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a prebend; holding a prebend.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a prebend or a prebendary.
Mr. Harte is returned in perfect health from Cornwall, and has taken possession of his prebendal house at Windsor, which is a very pretty one.
At twenty-four he had been a deacon, at twenty - seven a priest, at thirty a rector, and at thirty-five a prebendary; and as his rectory was rich and his prebendal stall well paid, the Rev. Augustus Horne was called by all, and called himself, a happy man.
But then, as to that house at Barchester, the dignified prebendal mansion in the close — might they not be allowed to leave it unoccupied for one year longer — perhaps to let it?
He could not but feel, he said, that he had received the prebendal stall from the hands of Mr Sowerby; and under such circumstances, considering all that had happened, he could not be easy in his mind as long as he held it.
She feared that Greek from Chaldicotes, even when he came with the present of a prebendal stall in his hands.
It therefore came to light that Mr. Jobbles had found that his clerical position was hardly compatible with a seat at a lay board, and he retired to the more congenial duties of a comfortable prebendal stall at Westminster.
Stanhope, who also fills the prebendal stall of Goosegorge in
His rectories were inhabited by his curates, and he felt himself from disuse to be unfit for parochial duty; but his prebendal home was kept empty for him, and he thought it probable that he might be able now and again to preach a prebendal sermon.
He held a prebendal stall in the diocese, one of the best residences in the close, and the two large rectories of Crabtree Canonicorum and
His father had held a prebendal stall at Ely in times when prebendal stalls were worth more than they are at present, and having also been possessed of a living in the neighbourhood, had amassed a considerable sum of money.
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