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noun (prebendar, ies)
  1. an honorary canon of a cathedral or collegiate church
adjective 
  1. pertaining to the office or person of a prebendary; prebendal
  • 1992: This is at least a third of the way up the career path to being a saint. Conscientious men (and women for that matter) often hear a sort of susurration in their ears when they achieve this status. " Will Self, Cock and Bull
Etymology: Mediíval Latin praebendarius, from late Latin praebenda "prebend" (literally "things to be supplied"), neuter plural of gerundive of praebere "to supply", from prae- "pre-" + habere "have, hold".


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