Definition of Ostiary

1. Noun. The lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church.




2. Noun. Someone who guards an entrance.

Definition of Ostiary

1. n. The mouth of a river; an estuary.

Definition of Ostiary

1. Noun. The mouth of a river; an estuary. ¹

2. Noun. One who keeps the door, especially the door of a church; a porter. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ostiary

1. a doorkeeper at a church [n -ARIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ostiary

osteotrite
osteotrophy
osteotropic
osteotympanic
osteozoa
osterducken
osterix
ostertagia
ostertagiasis
ostia
ostia venarum pulmonalium
ostial
ostial sphincter
ostiaries
ostiarius
ostiary (current term)
ostiate
ostinati
ostinato
ostinatos
ostiolar
ostiole
ostioles
ostiomeatal complex
ostiomeatal unit
ostitic
ostitis
ostium
ostium abdominale tubae uterinae
ostium aortae

Literary usage of Ostiary

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"An ostiary of the church of Salona is also mentioned in an epitaph (Corpus inscr. ... Later, however, in the Latin Church the office of ostiary universally ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"An ostiary of the church of Salona is also mentioned in an epitaph (Corpus ... however, in the Latin Church the office of ostiary universally remained only ..."

3. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1882)
"The African rites directed the bishop to give to the new ostiary the keys of the Church,J{J with a serious admonition as to his responsibility for the ..."

4. Memoirs of an Old Wig by Fenton (Richard), Samuel Rogers (1815)
"I was packed up carefully by the ostiary, and safely landed in a week's time "at Carmarthen, being introduced once more, after a long absence, ..."

5. The Life, Letters, and Sermons of Bishop Herbert de Losinga: The Letters (as by Herbert de Losinga, Edward Meyrick Goulburn, Henry Symonds (1878)
"Herbert to Norman the'ostiary. " You endeavour by your assiduity in writing, ... This may explain Herbert's intimacy with Norman the ostiary,—a fact which ..."

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