Meaning of benefice
Pronunciation: (ben'u-fis), [key]
— n., v., -ficed, -fic•ing.
- a position or post granted to an ecclesiastic that guarantees a fixed amount of property or income.
- the revenue itself.
- the equivalent of a fief in the early Middle Ages.
- to invest with a benefice or ecclesiastical living.
- benefice (Thesaurus)