Talk:prebendary

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Adjective (non-comparable) — citation given looks like an attributive use. — Pingkudimmi 10:27, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

This is a tough one to search for, because like many nouns denoting positions, it can be used anarthrously as a predicative complement (as in "he became prebendary"), so almost the only clear-cut uses would be either graded ("very prebendary", "X is more prebendary than Y is"), or else predicative with a plural or inanimate predicand. I haven't found any examples of the former; I'm not sure yet about the latter. Also, some attributive uses can be judged to be adjective uses based on semantics, but that's tricky. Still, I'll give it a shot.
By the way, we seem to be missing a completely different non-comparable adjective sense, meaning something like "of or pertaining to a prebend", but with some sort of extended sense of "prebend" that other dictionaries are missing. (We do have a sense "Political patronage employment", which is in the right direction, but it still doesn't seem to quite fit.) I've added an {{rfdef|lang=en}}, with some cites.
RuakhTALK 02:05, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. I've had a stab at a sense to do with corruption (also at prebendal). Is it what you had in mind? — Pingkudimmi 15:21, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
Yes, thanks! —RuakhTALK 18:12, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
I'm reluctant to delete this, because it would imply adjective or adjective-like uses of prebendary all referred to corruption, when a neutral sense is also possible. Keep (although this is not RFD)? - -sche (discuss) 02:25, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
Kept (außerordentlich). - -sche (discuss) 21:09, 15 October 2011 (UTC)