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Definitions of benefice:

part of speech: noun

An ecclesiastical living.

part of speech: noun

Possessed of a church- living.

part of speech: noun

Originally, an estate in lands granted for life only, and held at the pleasure of the donor; a church living in the Church of England.

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In the R. Cath. Ch., a small crucifix, or a crucifix engraved on a plate, which used to be kissed by the priest and deacon, and passed on to the people in succession before leaving church; kiss of peace. ...

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