[ os-tee-er-ee ]
/ ˈɒs tiˌɛr i /
noun, plural os·ti·ar·ies.
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Example sentences from the Web for ostiary
In the decline of his popularity he permitted his door-keeper, whom he dignifies with the title of Ostiary, to take a shilling!Calamities and Quarrels of Authors|Isaac Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for ostiary
/ (ˈɒstɪərɪ) /
noun plural -aries
RC Church another word for porter 2 (def. 4)
Word Origin for ostiary
C15: from Latin ostiārius doorkeeper, from ostium door
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