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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the stipend assigned by a cathedral to a canon;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prebend \Preb"end\ (pr[e^]b"[e^]nd), n. [F. pr['e]bende (cf. It. & Sp. prebenda), from L. praebenda, from L. praebere to hold forth, afford, contr. fr. praehibere; prae before + habere to have, hold. See Habit, and cf. Provender.] 1. A payment or stipend; esp., the stipend or maintenance granted to a prebendary out of the estate of a cathedral or collegiate church with which he is connected. See Note under Benefice. [1913 Webster] 2. A prebendary. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Dignitary prebend, one having jurisdiction annexed to it. Simple prebend, one without jurisdiction. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prebend n 1: the stipend assigned by a cathedral to a canon