Prebendary Preb"en*da*ry (pr[e^]b"[e^]n*d[asl]*r[y^]), n. [LL. praebendarius: cf. F. pr['e]bendaire. See {Prebend}.] 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. --Hook. [1913 Webster]

2. A prebendaryship. [Obs.] --Bailey. [1913 Webster]

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