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also char·tu·lar·y (kär′chə-lĕr′ē)
n. pl. car·tu·lar·ies
A collection of deeds or charters, especially a register of titles to all the property of an estate or monastery.

[Middle English cartularie, collection of documents, from Medieval Latin cartulārium, from Latin cartula, chartula, document; see charter.]


(ˈkɑːtjʊlərɪ) or


n, pl -laries
(Law) law
a. a collection of charters or records, esp relating to the title to an estate or monastery
b. any place where records are kept
[C16: from Medieval Latin cartulārium, from Latin chartula a little paper, from charta paper; see card1]


or car•tu•lar•y

(ˈkɑr tʃəˌlɛr i)

n., pl. -lar•ies.
a register of charters, title deeds, etc.
[1565–75; < Medieval Latin chartulārium]

chartulary, cartulary

1. a book containing charters.
2. the official in charge of such a book.
See also: Books
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