from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pupil in a school of glomery attached to the University of Cambridge in the middle ages.
  • noun In old English law, a commissioner appointed to determine differences between scholars in a school or university and the townsmen of the place.


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  • A term formerly in use in the University of Cambridge to denote a pupil in grammar school (fr. med. Latin glomeria, likely fr. Anglo-French glomerie/gramarie, grammar); cf. Master of Glomery.

    September 5, 2008