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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.]
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(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]
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or car•tu•lar•y

(ˈkɑr tʃəˌlɛr i)

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

1. a book containing charters.
2. the official in charge of such a book.
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2429; CR, 1237-42 11), and early in 1241, having become blind and infirm, he died in England (AClon., under the year 1241; Camden 799; Gilbert, Chartularies, ii, 315; Luard, Matthew Paris iv, 93, 174; Madden ii, 447, 510, iii, 283; Butler, Grace 30-31; Brewer and Bullen 123).
(16) Peter died in 1249, and in 1252 Matilda married Frenchman Geoffrey de Geneville (figure 4), who consequently landed himself with estates in England, Wales and Ireland, to add to those he already held in Champagne (Gilbert, Chartularies, ii, 315; Luard, Matthew Paris, v, 90-91; Madden iii, 66).
Flis tenure as justiciar had been one of the few periods during which Trim seemed secure from the king's ministers (Camden 800; Gilbert, Chartularies, ii, 317, 318; Smith, under the year 1273; Brewer and Bullen 170; Butler, Grace 36-37; Moody, Martin and Byrne 471; Otway-Ruthven, Medieval Ireland 198-202; Gilbert, Viceroys 108; Lydon, The Lordship 125-26).
Geoffrey's wife, Matilda, died on 11 April 1304, and the liberty of Trim passed to her husband for his lifetime (TCD MS 583 fos lOv-llr; Camden 805; Gilbert, Chartularies, ii, 330,332; Butler, Grace 46-47,48-49; Brewer and Bullen 126; Wood 317; Watson 5; Prestwich).
Such manipulations occur in a variety of venues, including chartularies, hagiographies, and genealogies.
Maxwell, who has written on illustrated chartularies, amongst other things, is not represented, which I find disappointing.