chartophylacium

[kahr-toh-fi-ley-shuh m]

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.

Nearby words

  1. chartism,
  2. chartist,
  3. chartless,
  4. chartlet,
  5. chartography,
  6. chartophylax,
  7. chartres,
  8. chartres, cathedral of,
  9. chartreuse,
  10. chartreuse, grande

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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