- Latin word for stewardship. -Cf. Dapifer
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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Dapifer — Word used for a senior servant or *steward in a royal or baronial household. He would be known in the records as e.g. dapifer regis = king s steward. A 12c dapifer was a senior member of his lord s household, present at councils and meetings… … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases