from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fund for the support of a priest, without the title of a benefice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fund for the support of a priest, without the title of a benefice. The patron in the collator.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In canon law, a fund for the support of a priest, appropriated by the founder, but not erected into any title or benefice, and not subject to the Pope or the ordinary, the patron being the collator.
Latin praestimonium, from praestare to furnish, supply: compare French prestimonie. See prest (noun). (Wiktionary)