benefice

Definitions of benefice
  1. noun
    an endowed church office giving income to its holder
    synonyms: ecclesiastical benefice
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    types:
    sinecure
    a benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral duties are attached
    type of:
    church property, spirituality, spiritualty
    property or income owned by a church
  2. verb
    endow with a benefice
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    type of:
    dower, endow
    furnish with an endowment
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