chartophylacium

[ kahr-toh-fi-ley-shuhm ]
/ ˌkɑr toʊ fɪˈleɪ ʃəm /

noun, plural char·to·phy·la·cia [kahr-toh-fi-ley-shuh]. /ˌkɑr toʊ fɪˈleɪ ʃə/.

(in a medieval church) a place for the keeping of records and documents.

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Origin of chartophylacium

<Late Greek chartophylákion, equivalent to charto- (combining form of chártēs;see charta) + phylákion a guard, watch; see phylactery
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