1. a canon who receives a prebend for serving the church;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Prebendary \Preb"en*da*ry\ (pr[e^]b"[e^]n*d[asl]*r[y^]), n. [LL.
praebendarius: cf. F. pr['e]bendaire. See Prebend.]
1. A clergyman attached to a collegiate or cathedral church
who enjoys a prebend in consideration of his officiating
at stated times in the church. See Note under
Benefice, n., 3. --Hook.
2. A prebendaryship. [Obs.] --Bailey.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a canon who receives a prebend for serving the church