A benefice or prebend in a cathedral or collegiate church a right to a spot in section and to some of the incomes the self-esteem or emoluments of a canon
- A benefice or prebend in a cathedral or collegiate church; a right to a spot in section and also to a percentage of the profits; the dignity or emoluments of a canon.
In English ecclesiastical legislation. An ecclesiastical benefice, attaching toward office of canon. Holthouse.
Shortly afterwards, having previously resigned his canonry at Peterborough, he was appointed by the crown to a canonry at Westminster, and accepted the position of examining chaplain to Archbishop Benson.