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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Medieval Latin beneficium, from Latin, 'favor', from beneficus 'beneficent', from bene 'well' + facere 'to do'

benefice

noun
     
Related topics: Christianity
ben‧e‧fice [countable]
RRC the pay and position of a Christian priest who is in charge of a parish

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