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1. A plot of land belonging or yielding profit to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office.
2. Archaic The soil or earth; land.
[Latin glēba, clod.]
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1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Brit land granted to a clergyman as part of his benefice
2. poetic land, esp when regarded as the source of growing things
[C14: from Latin glaeba]
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1. Also called glebe′ land`. the cultivable land owned by a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice.
2. Archaic. soil; field.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Latin glēba, glaeba clod of earth]
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