- 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 .