That member of a monastery charged with the distribution of pittances. -

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  • Pittance — A gift to a religious house for the provision of food and wine on special occasions, e.g. on the donor s anniversary, when prayers were said for his or her soul or on other specific festivals. Such gifts were most commonly for the provision of… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • pitancer — pitancer, ancier etc.: see pittancer …   Useful english dictionary

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