obedientiary

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obedientiary

(əʊˌbiːdɪˈɛnʃərɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the holder of any monastic office under the superior
[C18: from Medieval Latin obedientiarius; see obedient, -ary]
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Convents appear, unsurprisingly, to have been run as any other institution, with the obedientiaries taking on the same roles as household servants on a secular estate.
The bursar of Durham Cathedral Priory was one of a number of officials and obedientiaries of the house to whom was entrusted the overseeing or administration of a particular section of the priory's activities.
Prior William of Tanfield (1308-1313) temporarily withdrew assets from obedientiaries and used the proceeds to reduce debts [Cambridge, 1992, pp.
Larger monasteries included a whole range of officeholders or obedientiaries.