[ noo-muh-rer-ee, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu məˌrɛr i, ˈnyu- /


of or relating to a number or numbers.

Origin of numerary

1720–30; < Medieval Latin numerārius (Late Latin: arithmetician, accountant), equivalent to Latin numer(us) number + -ārius -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for numerary

  • They granted him a considerable sum, at five livres five sous the mark, for fear the king should change the numerary value.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • About the same date Kempenfelt produced his own numerary code.

    British Flags|W. G. Perrin
  • A year or two later, probably in consultation with Kempenfelt, he drew up the first of his codes on the numerary system.

    British Flags|W. G. Perrin

British Dictionary definitions for numerary


/ (ˈnjuːmərərɪ) /


of or relating to numbers

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