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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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More than one account was kept, and more than one obedientiary was involved in the keeping of accounts, whether in the form of journals, daybooks, "papers," books of provision, books of the household, accounts books, or whatever (Latin terms are not given).
At the conclusion of each period in office, each obedientiary was required to provide a written account or compotus detailing all monies received and expenses incurred.
75) The various obedientiary accounts, which survive in relative abundance, contain many references to property leased by Westminster townspeople, including its musicians.