(1) Plot of land belonging to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office
- Turf; soil; ground; sod.
- 1768, Thomas Gray, "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard":
- Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield,
- Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke
- In medieval Europe, an area of land, belonging to a parish, whose revenues contributed towards the parish expenses.