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prebend

1. the stipend assigned by a cathedral or collegiate church to a canon or member of the chapter
2. the land, tithe, or other source of such a stipend
3. a less common word for prebendary
4. Church of England the office, formerly with an endowment, of a prebendary
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The modern African version of this prebendal system operates in "varying systems of formal authority (including personalistic, military and electoral competitive), behind a 'camouflaging' facade of 'legal-rational,' constitutional, and bureaucratic rules.
Si quieren sobrevivir, los partidos politicos deben dejar de ser circulos facciosos de manejo prebendal del Estado y deben desarrollar practicas de deliberacion y concertacion con organizaciones sociales que contribuyan a largo plazo a crear un nuevo modelo de gobernabilidad que vaya mas alla del modelo centrado en acuerdos exclusivamente entre partidos politicos.
Such a prebendal system continued to exist until the end of the Hellenistic period.
But the former Bee Gee loves to winter at The Prebendal, the pounds 8million converted monastery in Thame, Oxon, he bought 18 years ago.
The character of military rule in Nigeria, perhaps as copious evidence of it being coterminous with the character of the State, metamorphosed from a prebendal or neo-patrimonial system (from the early-1970s to the mid-1980s) into a rapacious authoritarian and personalist rulership system, between the end of the 1980s and 1999.
Out of this debate we can derive three broad political norms present in contemporary Africa: liberal, democratic; moral ethnic (or civic-republican, but I prefer Lonsdale's term); and prebendal.
30) Richard Joseph, Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987) pp.
Of the twenty-nine who did not subsequently withdraw their consent, at least eight were still freeholders on one or more of the three Caddington manors when the last prebendal surveys were taken in 1649.
El detalle, como todos lo sabemos, esta en el porque de la reticencia o cobardia ante la perdida de prebendal del capitalismo academico.
For example, the strength of state organizations depends on the ability of leaders to maintain a flow of discretionary spoils and to sustain prebendal networks of support.
Joseph, Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987).
The Very Rev Gerwyn Capon said he was confident that the building, known as Prebendal House, would be given a clean bill of health but expressed the view that a small number of members of the Llandaff Cathedral community appeared intent on causing trouble.