obedientiary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval Latin obedientiarius.

Noun[edit]

obedientiary (plural obedientiaries)

  1. The holder of a monastic rank or office below that of superior.
    • 2004, Richard Goddard, Lordship and Medieval Urbanisation: Coventry, 1043-1355 (page 95)
      Each obedientiary held his own rural estates as well as properties in the city and was supported by various unlanded officials.