from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A court official corresponding to the steward of an ordinary household. Sometimes called
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
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- noun the servant that brings the meat to the table at a meal.
- noun the official title of the
stewardin a medievalEnglish nobleman's household.
- noun the most senior of the five great officers of state in the medieval French
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St. Mary's Abbey at York and was founded by Wyman, steward or dapifer to the Earl of Richmond, about the year 1100, whereas the Franciscans in the town owed their establishment to Radulph Fitz-Ranulph, a lord of
Hall, after the Lord of Bedale of that name, who was a sewer or dapifer to the first Earl Alan of Richmond.
There is much doubt as to whether this Stephen was Stephen de Garland, dapifer, or another Stephen, who was royal chancellor under Louis the
Stephen dapifer as Stephen de Garland, seneschal of France, is trustworthy.
But in a medieval vocabulary we find "setter of mes, dapifer," which would make it the same as Sewer (Chapter XV).
Siward by his wife Cecilia had a large family: Hugh de Rotley  (dapifer or sewer to his kinsman William de Newburgh), Henry de Arden,
Sicily a king, to Russia the magnus dapifer of the empire, to
For though my ratification hath not yet been ac - cepted at Munfter, becaufe the title of Archi - dapifer is ftill in it, yet they are willing to give me a recepiffe that I have offered them, and that there was no other fault in the form of them: neither is it reafonable that I fhould omit it before all be performed which • is promifed on their fide.