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os•ti•ar•y



Pronunciation: (os'tē-er"ē), [key]
n.,
pl. -ar•ies.

1. Also called doorkeeper, porter. Rom. Cath. Ch.
a. a member of the lowest-ranking of the four minor orders.
b. the order itself. Cf. acolyte (def. 2), exorcist (def. 2), lector (def. 2).
2. a doorkeeper, as of a church.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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