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  • n. A married priest (chiefly Orthodox Christian and Uniate usage), as opposed to a hieromonk.
  • n. ) A priest or other person who serves as the bursar or finance officer of a diocese or religious institution (chiefly Roman Catholic usage), an episcopal oeconomus temporarily takes charge of church property in the event of an episcopal vacancy.
  • n. A Byzantine title given to the chief steward or treasurer of a household or institution.


Latin oeconomus, from Ancient Greek οἰκονόμος (oikonomos), from οἰκος (oikos, "house") + νόμος (nomos, "law, rule") (Wiktionary)



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