Benefice

Definition of Benefice

Ben´e`fice
n.1.
1.A favor or benefit.
2.(Feudal Law) An estate in lands; a fief.
3.An ecclesiastical living and church preferment, as in the Church of England; a church endowed with a revenue for the maintenance of divine service. See Advowson.
v. t.1.To endow with a benefice.
[imp. & p. p. Beneficed.]

Related Words

beneficiary, donee, dower, ecclesiastical benefice, endow
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