What does the word glebe mean?

Usage examples for glebe

  1. Vengeance was roused from its lair- the hardy yoemanry left their ploughs in the furrow- the merchant rushed from his counting house, the professional man from his office, the minister from his glebe, shouldered their rusty muskets and with powder horn and slug hastened to the scene of action determined to avenge the blood of slaughtered brethren, maintain their chartered rights or perish in the attempt. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson