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Noun1.ostiarius - the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
Holy Order, Order - (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy; "theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order"
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A THE first house on the site was probably built in the 1100s by Elias Ostiarius. He was an usher of the Court of the Exchequer, which handled financial matters for Henry I.