One who owes obedience. The word referred to that member of a monastery responsible for a particular aspect of the community's functioning, e.g. *cellarer, *fraterer, *precentor, *sacrist. He was also required to render appropriate annual accounts, usually at *Michaelmas, 29 September. The Latin form was obedientiarius

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