Definition of glebe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡliːb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡliːb//
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  1. 1[countable] a piece of land that provided an income for a priest
  2. 2[uncountable] land; fields
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin gleba, glaeba ‘clod, land, soil’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: glebe