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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Glebe \Glebe\, n. [F. gl[`e]be, L. gleba, glaeba, clod, land, soil.] 1. A lump; a clod. [1913 Webster] 2. Turf; soil; ground; sod. [1913 Webster] Fertile of corn the glebe, of oil, and wine. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. (Eccl. Law) The land belonging, or yielding revenue, to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice. [1913 Webster]