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



BrE BrE//ˈbenɪfɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbenɪfɪs//
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the paid position of a Christian priest in charge of a parish Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin beneficium ‘favour, support’, from bene ‘well’ + facere ‘do’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: benefice