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/ (əʊˌbiːdɪˈɛnʃərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

Christianity the holder of any monastic office under the superior

Nearby words

obedience, obedience training, obedience trial, obedient, obedient plant, obedientiary, obediently, obeid, obeid, el, obeisance, obelia

Word Origin for obedientiary

C18: from Medieval Latin obedientiarius; see obedient, -ary
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Examples from the Web for obedientiary

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

    English Monastic Life|Abbot Gasquet
  • In another column the obedientiary would enter her expenditure.