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  • n  an endowed church office giving income to its holder
  • v  endow with a benefice

  • A few parish advow-sons (the right of filling a benefice) can even be bought on the open market, like used castles.
  • Also, they may "neuer habill to bruke never again bear office of honour, dignitie nor benefice.
  • Besides the sippin' and the stars, Austin happens to have one of the lowest costs of living of any metropolitan area in the nation, a benefice not lost on University of Texas .

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