[p_ɹ_ɪ_b_ˈɛ_n_d_ə_ɹ_ɪ], [pɹɪbˈɛndəɹɪ], [pɹɪbˈɛndəɹɪ]

Definitions of prebendary:

  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.
  2.   A prebendaryship.
  3.   a canon who receives a prebend for serving the church
  5.   One who enjoys a prebend.
  6.   An ecelesiastic who enjoys a prebend: the stipendiary of a cathedral.
  7.   An ecclesiastic who enjoys a prebend: an officiating or residentiary canon.
  8.   One who enjoys a prebend; one who receives a stipend from a cathedral or collegiate church.

Usage examples for prebendary:

  1. “ Mr. Robert Grattan, Prebendary of St. Audeon's, my strong box, on condition of his giving the sole use of the said box to his brother, Dr. James Grattan, during the life of the said Doctor, who hath more occasion for it. ” – The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V. by Theophilus Cibber
  2. The dean, the prebendary in residence, and Mr. Keating went to the communion- table for the commandments, and thus the service drew to an end. ” – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  3. But what the Prebendary always says is, the better the day the better the deed. ” – The Limit by Ada Leverson
  4. “ Dr. Lupton, prebendary of Durham, and preacher at Lincoln's- Inn. ” – A Proposal for the Better Supplying of Churches in Our Foreign Plantations, and for Converting the Savage Americans to Christianity by George Berkeley
  5. “ Romer means the Prebendary Campbell, or at least his wife and daughter. ” – The Limit by Ada Leverson
  6. This pair of pioneer University crews produced men of more than usual celebrity in after life: two embryo bishops, three deans, one prebendary and divers others hereafter In hamlet and hall As well known to all As the vane of the old church spire. ” – Boating by W. B. Woodgate Commentator: Harvey Mason
  7. Graduated at Oxford, 1826; ordained priest, 1829; vicar of St. John's, Truro, 1831; of St. Thomas, Exeter, 1838, and prebendary of Exeter cathedral, 1842. Elected first bishop of Fredericton, New Brunswick, 1845; metropolitan of Canada, 1879. Bib. ” – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  8. The second volume was done in Latin by Dr. Cole, prebendary of Westminster; the French by Mr. Dutens. ” – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. by Jacob Bryant
  9. And so, concludes Mr. Spearman, Whitminster has a Bluebeard's chamber, and, I am rather inclined to suspect, a Jack- in- the- box, awaiting some future occupant of the residence of the senior prebendary – A Thin Ghost and Others by M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
  10. “ " The house is for your private comfort," said the prebendary – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  11. He had rarely been at church, had seen no company at home since his uncle, the prebendary had left him, and had not dined even at the Vicarage more than once or twice. ” – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  12. One would be, let us say, a veterinary surgeon with the appearance of a jockey; another, a mild prebendary with a white beard and vague views; another, a young captain in the Lancers, seemingly exactly like other captains in the Lancers; another, a small dentist from Fulham, in all reasonable certainty precisely like every other dentist from Fulham. ” – The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton
  13. He was more author, however, than prebendary and he gave his first effort and interest to his writings. ” – Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut by Wace
  14. He found the Squire and the Prebendary together, and at once started his subject. ” – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  15. He was educated at Cambridge, and, being made prebendary of Salisbury, and vicar of Broadwindsor, almost as soon as he could take orders, seemed to be in a fair way of preferment. ” – A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury
  16. The Reverend Prebendary Whittington, Principal of the College, read an address thanking the Prince for his presence, and stating the objects of the College. ” – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  17. Between them these two men saw the eighteenth century out and the nineteenth in; for Mr. Hindes, the successor of Ashton, became prebendary at nine- and- twenty and died at nine- and- eighty. ” – A Thin Ghost and Others by M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
  18. His successor preferred a house he already owned in the town, and left that of the senior prebendary vacant. ” – A Thin Ghost and Others by M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James