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  • Info A benefice is a reward received in exchange for services rendered and as a retainer for future services. more...
  • In this period he took low orders, and received a few benefices as a result.
  • None of these benefices, neither parish nor office, are known by name.
  • The benefice has expanded during the long history of its church.
  • Shortly before his death, he married, thereby giving up his considerable benefices.
  • Its benefice is united with those of five other local churches.
  • His service gained him many charges and benefices which turned him into one of the most important persons of the kingdom.
  • He ultimately, however, received a benefice in London, which he resigned before his death. Cited from Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature, by John W. Cousin
  • He then resigned his benefice, sold all his property and gave the proceeds to the poor.
  • If he could obtain a benefice, he would take orders. Cited from Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2, by John Addington Symonds
  • The right to competency also has place when several simple benefices are united with a parish church.
  • In some places in England and Wales, team benefices have been established.
  • Its benefice is united with those of five local churches.
  • The great number of benefices which he held left room for some doubt as to his disinterestedness. Cited from The Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia Volume 1 of 28
  • I have heard that you are to promote the Master of our Order to another benefice. Cited from Letters of Catherine Benincasa,Catherine Benincasa
  • Its benefice has been united with those of four local parishes.
  • During the Civil War he submitted to the authorities and kept his benefices.
  • He was in holy orders, but never held any benefice.
  • One of these, which has proved relatively effective, is the Team ministry or benefice.
  • For what do simonfacal persons demand, if not that they shall receive money in return for their benefices? Cited from The World's Greatest Books, V. XIII, Ed. by Arthur Mee & J.A. Hammerton
  • Its benefice is united with those of twelve local churches.
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Meaning of benefice

  • noun An endowed church office giving income to its holder
  • verb Endow with a benefice