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noun plural -ries
  1. Christianity the holder of any monastic office under the superior
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Word Origin for obedientiary

C18: from Medieval Latin obedientiarius; see obedient, -ary
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Historical Examples of obedientiary

  • In another column the obedientiary would enter her expenditure.

    Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535

    Eileen Edna Power

  • Some of the Obedientiary accounts which have survived show the multitude and variety of the cellarers cares.