noun (plural prebendaries)
- 1An honorary canon.More example sentences
- Cathedrals which were not monastic foundations, and collegiate churches, were served by secular clergy, the canons or prebendaries, who constituted the capitular body or chapter.
- It was an emotional moment in a moving funeral service conducted by the prebendary at Wells Cathedral, Somerset.
- 1.1 • historical A canon of a cathedral or collegiate church whose income originally came from a prebend.More example sentences
- In 1741 he became a prebendary of York Cathedral, and married Elizabeth Lumley, a cousin of Elizabeth Montagu, but his domestic and family life was not happy, and of their several children all were stillborn but a daughter, Lydia.
- He was appointed to the curacy of Brampton, near Wakefield in 1772, eventually becoming prebendary of Lincoln cathedral from 1786 until his death.
- This year is the 300th anniversary of his appointment as the prebendary of Dunalvin.
late Middle English: from medieval Latin praebendarius, from late Latin praebenda 'pension' (see prebend).
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