Definition of residentiary in English:
1Required to live officially in a cathedral or collegiate church.
- She became one of the first women ordained to the priesthood in 1994, moving to Salisbury the following year as canon treasurer, one of the cathedral's three residentiary canons.
- And why do we need three residentiary canons at the cathedral?
- He took up the post of executive secretary of the Board of Mission, which was linked to being a residentiary canon at Bradford Cathedral.
1.1Relating to or involving residence in an establishment or place.
- And the division of labour, trade, and inter-industry transactions developed in the residentiary sector.
- The residentiary' sector appears as the key to economic transformation.
- This is not only a saving to the proprietor, but in a county where hay and corn are scarce commodities, must be an object of importance to the residentiary population.
noun (plural residentiaries)Back to top
A residentiary canon.
- Damett was a canon 1419-36, becoming a residentiary in May 1427.
- Sir Frederick was appointed precentor whilst a non-residentiary in 1855, but became a residentiary in 1886, three years before his death.
- The present Bishop of Chichester holds the Archdeaconry of the Diocese, and is a Residentiary in the Cathedral Church, where he was enthroned March 8, 1798.
Words that rhyme with residentiaryevidentiary, penitentiary, plenipotentiary
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