• WordNet 3.6
    • n prebend the stipend assigned by a cathedral to a canon
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prebend 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.
    • Prebend A prebendary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prebend In canon law, a stated income derived from some fixed source; hence, especially, a stipend allotted from the revenues of a cathedral or collegiate church for the performance of certain duties by a person hence called a prebendary. Originally a prebend was the portion of food, clothing, or money allowed to a monk or cleric, independent of a benefice. When in the eleventh century canons ceased to live in common, each canon received a share of the cathedral revenues, called a prebend, and some of their number a prebendal residence. A prebend may be held by a layman.
    • n prebend A prebendary.
    • n prebend A prebendaryship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Prebend preb′end the share of the revenues of a cathedral or collegiate church allowed to a clergyman who officiates in it at stated times
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. prébende,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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. præbenda, a payment from a public source—præbēre, to allow.


In literature:

The canons, prebends, and placemen had been chosen with great care.
"Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln" by Charles L. Marson
On this very day he had driven himself into his prebend's house in the close in his four-in-hand to welcome his young American cousin.
"Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease
It looks upon the Cathedral-Area, a green Lawn encircled by Prebendal Houses, which are white from being rough-cast.
"Original sonnets on various subjects; and odes paraphrased from Horace" by Anna Seward
Another came about a prebend for his son.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Thus the poor prebends are suspended; nor have they any recourse, since the royal Audiencia is now disarmed.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
He was appointed by Bishop Blomfield to a prebend at St. Paul's, but received and desired no other preferment.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
Swift should have the first vacancy that happened among the prebends of Westminster or Canterbury.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
He was educated at Winchester, and afterwards became a prebend of the cathedral there.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
It is well to note the pious exclamation of this prebend, for it will be quite important to the case afterward.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55" by Francisco Colin
I did not hear what the Bishop said of the Prebend.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
Kinvaston was placed at the head of the Wolverhampton prebends.
"The Annals of Willenhall" by Frederick William Hackwood
A passage at the side leads to the Liberty, where are some of the prebendal houses.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells" by Percy Dearmer
During his absence he was appointed to a prebendal stall at Bristol, and upon his return to England he frequently resided there.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
In 1831 (i., p. 290) Lord Grey appointed him to a Prebendal Stall at St Paul's in exchange for the inferior one at Bristol.
"Springtime and Other Essays" by Francis Darwin
At her death he was appointed by Elizabeth a prebend of Canterbury, where he died.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
He was titular archbishop of Apamea in Syria, and held several rich prebends in Italy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
Et 24 misse prebende.
"Villainage in England" by Paul Vinogradoff
The New Testament, they said, knew nothing about interest and usury, tithes, livings, and prebends.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
Vmbe rika prebende to winnande sa helath hja mith tha poppa keninggar.
"The Oera Linda Book" by Anonymous
In 1692, as we have seen, he expected a prebend from Temple's influence with William.
"Swift" by Leslie Stephen

In science:

We find that loops form even at interoperator spacings considerably shorter than the DNA persistence length, without the intervention of any other proteins to prebend the DNA.
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation
One of the reasons that the examination of these loops is especially important is that it has been speculated that the in vivo formation of these loops either requires special supercoiling of the DNA or the assistance of helper proteins that prebend the DNA .
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation