Definition of obedientiary in English:
noun (plural obedientiaries)
The holder of a position of responsibility in a monastery or convent under a superior.
- The typical obedientiary rendered his final account at Michaelmas (29 September) each year, and nearly 2,000 such accounts survive, but other documents were also produced throughout the year.
- He is an obedientiary of the abbot, is appointed by him, and may be removed by him at any time.
- In 1278 Palmerio Berardi, canon and obedientiary, is responsible for executing the bishop's and chapter's warning of excommunication.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia