from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the early church, a diocesan administrator; the curator, administrator, and dispenser, under the bishop, of the diocesan property and revenues.
- n. In the early and in the medieval church, and to the present day in the Greek Church, the financial officer and steward of a monastery.
- n. Also æconome and æconomus.
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Cali J, it's time we work with good people to change around what has happened to our econome.
The entire authority of the household passed thereby into her hands, as she slung the keys at her girdle; she became bursar and _econome_ of the establishment; and in no instance was her right to rule supreme ever questioned by husband or child, unless drink came in to destroy this paradise, as the serpent fouled with his slime the flowers of the garden of Eden.
Were I to pose as a good manager [econome] they would accuse me of stinginess; were I to let things go on, I should not be able to provide for them.
The decision reflected the realization that larger output cuts at a time of global econome to applaud OPEC's decision not to cut current production levels.