That *obedientiary of a *monastery charged with overseeing the supply of its food and wine. His responsibilities included matters such as the mill and brew-house, and ensuring that workers on *granges worked as they should and were not stealing. He was further charged with working with the abbot, e.g. attending to the sale of leases. [< Lat. cellarius, cellerarius]

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  • Cellarer — Cel lar*er, n. [LL. cellararius, equiv. to L. cellarius steward: cf. F. cell[ e]rier. See {Cellar}.] (Eccl.) A steward or butler of a monastery or chapter; one who has charge of procuring and keeping the provisions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cellarer — [sel′ərər] n. a person in charge of a cellar or provisions, as in a monastery * * * cel·lar·er (sĕlʹər ər) n. A person, as in a monastic community, who is responsible for maintaining the supply of food and drink.   [Middle English celerer, from… …   Universalium

  • cellarer — [sel′ərər] n. a person in charge of a cellar or provisions, as in a monastery …   English World dictionary

  • cellarer — noun Etymology: Middle English celerer, from Anglo French, from Late Latin cellariarius, from Latin cellarium Date: 13th century an official (as in a monastery) in charge of provisions …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cellarer — noun The person, usually in a monastery, responsible for providing food and drink …   Wiktionary

  • cellarer — monastery official in charge of provisions Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cellarer — cel·lar·er || selÉ™rÉ™(r) n. person responsible for food and beverage supplies in a monastery (or other organization) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cellarer — [ sɛlərə] noun 1》 the person in a monastery who is responsible for provisions and catering. 2》 a cellarman …   English new terms dictionary

  • Cellarer — A butler or caterer for the monastery. ♦ Official of a monastery responsible for food supplies. (Gies, Frances and Joseph. Life in a Medieval Village, 243) …   Medieval glossary

  • cellarer — cel·lar·er …   English syllables

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