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Definition of the noun ostiary

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noun - plural: ostiaries

  1. the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
  2. someone who guards an entrance

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for ostiary

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Google previewThe Theory of Architecture (1994)

Concepts Themes & Practices by Paul-Alan Johnson

An ostiary is the keeper of the opening or door (ostium)and so is a janitor, horn Janus the Roman deity to whom was ascribed "the origin of all things, the introduction of the system of years, the change of season, the ups and downs of fortune, ...

Google previewOreo And Braun "Xob the Full Circle Quest" (2005)

by Larry Whitler

An ostiary is a doorway or an entrance,” Grandpa ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1904)

by William Dwight Whitney

The (,ch oi ostiary is the lowest oi the minor orders in the Western Church. it is as old as the third century in the Western Church, and as the iourth century in the Eastern Church. In the primitive church the duties oi this oiilce seem to have been ...

Google previewCatholic Encyclopedia (1912)

Lawrence, the ostiary Romanus is transformed into asoldier, and an account in accordance with this statement was inserted in the historical martyrologies and in the present Roman Martyrology which latter ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

church or temple, another name for: tabernacle church workers: abbot, altarboy , beadle, bishop, clergyman, curate, deacon, dean, elder, lector, minister, ostiary, pope, prelate, presbyter, priest, primate, reader, reverend, sacrist, sexton, vicar, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

OSTIARY, Lat. ostiarius, a door-keeper, from ostium, a door or entrance. Ostiary was ...

Google previewE.'s New Spelling and English Dictionary ... To which is prefixed a ... Grammar ... By W. Crakelt (1795)

by John ENTICK, William CRAKELT

to show with parade, to v Ostentátion, f outward or vain show, parad O tentárious, a fond of show, pompous, proud Ostentátiously, ad, with pomp or parade, vainly Osteology, f a description of the human bones Ostiary, ...

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Small photo of Ostiary boy put out the candles. Orthodox Church flower decoration. Christian worship. AUGUST 2017. RUSSIA, RYLSK. More...

Scrabble value of O1S1T1I1A1R1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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