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- n. The holder of a monastic rank or office below that of superior.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Owning allegiance and obedience to one of higher rank.
- n. Same as obedienciary.
- n. In a monastery or religious house, the holder of any office under the abbot or superior; also, one charged with any special duty or ‘obedience.’
Medieval Latin obedientiarius. (Wiktionary)