cimeliarch

church vestry or treasury

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Cimeliarch — Ci*me li*arch, n. [L. cimeliarcha, Gr. ?, treasurer.] A superintendent or keeper of a church s valuables; a churchwarden. [Obs.] Bailey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cimeliarch — /si mee lee ahrk /, n. a room for keeping the valuables of a church. [1650 60; < LL cimeliarcha < LGk keimeliárche treasury guard. See CIMELIA, ARCH] * * * …   Universalium

  • cimeliarch — /si mee lee ahrk /, n. a room for keeping the valuables of a church. [1650 60; < LL cimeliarcha < LGk keimeliárche treasury guard. See CIMELIA, ARCH] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cimelĭen — (v. griech. keimēlion), Kostbarkeiten, Kleinodien, besonders der Kirchenschatz; daher Cimeliarch, Schatzmeister der Kirchen und Klöster …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ecclesiastical Terms — Christianity is an institution of extraordinary duration and complexity (not to mention insularity) and, over the past 2000 years, has developed its own extensive vocabulary that is largely incomprehensible to laypersons. This surprisingly large… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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