beneficed

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

beneficed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of benefice

Adjective[edit]

beneficed (comparative more beneficed, superlative most beneficed)

  1. (Christianity) Having a benefice
    • 1842, James Fenimore Cooper, The Two Admirals[1]:
      Sir Wycherly was not a hard drinker, like Dutton; but he was a fair drinker, like Mr. Rotherham, and most of the beneficed clergy of that day.
    • 1903, Edited by Professor Arber and Thomas Seccombe, An English Garner[2]:
      I shall now look on them as beneficed, and consider their preaching.