Carectarius

Latin term for a carter or head-carter. These men were responsible for the safe and efficient movement of the royal household on its endless *itinerary through the realm. The carectarius is found in livery lists among the middle ranks, with the *nuncius regis and minstrels. Cartage service was known as opus carectarium.

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • carectarius — caretorius /kaeratoriyss/ or carectarius /kaerskteriyss/ A carter …   Black's law dictionary

  • Carectarius — ♦ A carthorse. (Davis, R.H.C. The Medieval Warhorse: Origin, Development and Redevelopment, 135) …   Medieval glossary

  • Nuncius regis — King s messenger. The king had a body of messengers whose task was to carry writs, letters and any kind of document throughout the kingdom. (On one occasion a messenger was sent to deliver part of the quartered body of a man executed for… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • caretorius — /kaeratoriyss/ or carectarius /kaerskteriyss/ A carter …   Black's law dictionary

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