benefice /ˈbɛnɪfɪs/


I. noun

a permanent Church appointment, typically that of a rector or vicar, for which property and income are provided in respect of pastoral duties.
II. derivatives

beneficed /ˈbɛnɪfɪst /

– origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin beneficium ‘favour, support’, from bene ‘well’ + facere ‘do’.

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