What is Prebendary?

Legal Definition
A prebendary is a senior member of clergy, normally supported by the revenues from an estate or parish.

The holder of the post is connected to an Anglican or Roman Catholic cathedral or collegiate church. The position is a type of canon who has a role in the administration of a cathedral. A prebend is the form of benefice held by a prebendary: historically, the stipend attached to it was usually drawn from specific sources in the income of a cathedral's estates. When attending cathedral services, prebendaries sit in particular seats, usually at the back of the choir stalls, known as prebendal stalls.
-- Wikipedia
Legal Definition
An ecclesiastical person serving on the staff of a cathedral, and receiving a stated allowance or stipend from the income or endowment of the cathedral, in compensation for his services.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
The incumbent of a prebendary. See Prebend.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary