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Benefice meaning

benefice - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. A church- living.

benefice - examples of usage

  1. " You are all deceiving yourselves, like those poor youths who enter the seminaries, believing that a mitre awaits them or a fat benefice on the other side of the door. - "The Shadow of the Cathedral", Vicente Blasco IbaƱez.
  2. Therefore he never could hold aloof from the Free and Frisky gatherings, and accepted the chair upon Bumper- nights, when it was a sinecure benefice. - "Springhaven A Tale of the Great War", R. D. Blackmore.
  3. Among them was Titian's famous portrait of Duke Ascanio's mistress, known as the Goldsmith's Daughter, and a Venus by the Venetian painter Giorgione, so highly esteemed in its day that Pope Leo X. is said to have offered in exchange for it the gift of a papal benefice, and a Cardinal's hat for Duke Guidobaldo's younger son. - "The Valley of Decision", Edith Wharton.
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