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obedientiary

Line breaks: obedi|en¦tiary
Pronunciation: /ə(ʊ)ˌbiːdɪˈɛnʃ(ə)ri/

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Definition of obedientiary in English:

noun (plural obedientiaries)

The holder of a position of responsibility in a monastery or convent under a superior.

Origin

mid 16th century (denoting a vassal): from medieval Latin oboedientiarius, from oboedientia (see obedience).

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