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Definition of "prebendal" []

  • Of or pertaining to a prebend; prebendary. (adjective)
  • Having an associated prebend. (adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to an honorary religious title granted by the state. (adjective)
  • 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. (adjective)
  • Relating to political patronage. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "prebendal" in a sentence
  • "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?"
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