Prebend

meaning a “clergyman attached to a prebendal stall,” is a vulgarism. The prebend is the stipend given out of the revenues of the college or cathedral, he who enjoys the prebend is the prebendary. (Latin, Præbeo, to give.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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