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In medieval Europe, an area of land, belonging to a parish, whose revenues contributed towards the parish expenses
Turf; soil; ground; sod

Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke.

{n} a church estate, turf, soil, sulphur
still used in some traditional churches, e g , Presbyterian, for the land on which the manse (minister's residence) stands Also, land belonging or yielding revenue to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice
Soil or farm land Now used primarily in poetry Once, the cultivable land belonging to, and used for the support of, a parish church
{i} section of land assigned to a clergyman (British); land (Archaic)
Lands held by the clergy
In medieval Europe, a glebe was an area of land, belonging to a parish, whose revenues contributed towards the parish expenses
Land granted to a clergyman as part of his benefice
A lump; a clod
plot of land belonging to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office
Land belonging to a parish church
The land belonging, or yielding revenue, to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice
A rectory, built for the parish priest, vicar, pastor, or rector, usually at church expense

After mature consideration he made up his mind that the parson should be his ambassador. . . . e mounted his nag, and rode off to Ballindine glebe. The glebe-house was about a couple of miles from Kelly's Court, and it was about half-past four when Lord Ballindine got there.

Area of land belonging to a parish in medieval times

Prior to the Reformation the farm buildings (since rebuilt and considerably dwindled) had appertained, like much of the glebe-land around Valmouth, to the Abbots of St. Veronica, when at the confiscation of the monasteries by the Crown one Thierry Monfaulcon Tooke, tennis-master to the Court of King Henry VIII, feinting to injure himself one day while playing with the royal princesses, had been offered by Henry, through their touching entreaties in consideration of his mishap, the Abbey Farm of St. Veronica's, then recently vacated by the monks .

glebe house
a parsonage (especially one provided for the holder of a benefice)



    [ 'glEb ] (noun.) 14th century. From Latin glēba "lump of earth, a clod".

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