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  • adj. hebdomadal
  • n. A member of a Roman Catholic chapter or convent whose week it is to officiate in the choir and perform other services, which, on extraordinary occasions, are performed by the superiors.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A member of a chapter or convent, whose week it is to officiate in the choir, and perform other services, which, on extraordinary occasions, are performed by the superiors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Weekly: same as hebdomadal.
  • n. In the Roman Catholic Church, that member of a chapter or convent whose duty it is, during a certain week, to officiate in the choir, rehearse the anthems and prayers, and perform other services which on extraordinary occasions are performed by the superiors. Also called hebdomader.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or occurring every seven days

Etymologies

Latin hebdomadarius: compare French hebdomadier. (Wiktionary)

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  • 'HEBDOMADARY . . . well, you're a boss word' I said.
    'Before you're very much older, I'll have you in type as long as yourself'

    -Robert Louis Stevenson, The Wrecker, ch. 7.

    August 22, 2014

  • A pretty cool synonym for "weekly".

    December 20, 2009

  • Citation on filch.

    June 26, 2008