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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.’

Etymologies

Medieval Latin obedientiarius. (Wiktionary)

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