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ben•e•fice



Pronunciation: (ben'u-fis), [key]
n., v., -ficed, -fic•ing.


n.
1. a position or post granted to an ecclesiastic that guarantees a fixed amount of property or income.
2. the revenue itself.
3. the equivalent of a fief in the early Middle Ages.

v.t.
to invest with a benefice or ecclesiastical living.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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