From Medieval Latin praebendārius, from Late Latin praebenda (“literally ‘things to be supplied’; prebend”), neuter plural of gerundive of praebeō (“supply”), from prae- (“pre-”) + habeō (“have, hold”).
prebendary (plural prebendaries)
- An honorary canon of a cathedral or collegiate church.
prebendary (not comparable)
- Pertaining to the office or person of a prebendary; prebendal.
- Of or relating to official positions that are profitable for the incumbent, to the allocation of such positions, or to a system in which such allocation is prevalent.