Also called glebe land. Chiefly British. the cultivable land owned by a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice.
Archaic. soil; field.
(Brit) land granted to a clergyman as part of his benefice
(poetic) land, esp when regarded as the source of growing things
c.1300, from Old French glebe, from Latin gleba, glaeba “clod, lump of earth,” from PIE *glebh- “to roll into a ball” (cf. Latin globus “sphere;” Old English clyppan “to embrace;” Lithuanian glebys “armful,” globti “to embrace, support”). Earliest English sense is “land forming a clergyman’s benefice,” on notion of soil of the earth as source of vegetable products.
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