Definition of Hebdomadary

1. Adjective. Of or occurring every seven days. "Weekly paper"

Exact synonyms: Hebdomadal, Weekly
Similar to: Periodic, Periodical
Derivative terms: Hebdomad, Hebdomad, Week, Week



Definition of Hebdomadary

1. n. A member of a chapter or convent, whose week it is to officiate in the choir, and perform other services, which, on extraordinary occasions, are performed by the superiors.

Definition of Hebdomadary

1. Adjective. (obsolete) hebdomadal ¹

2. Noun. A member of a Roman Catholic chapter or convent whose week it is to officiate in the choir and perform other services, which, on extraordinary occasions, are performed by the superiors. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Hebdomadary

1. A member of a chapter or convent, whose week it is to officiate in the choir, and perform other services, which, on extraordinary occasions, are performed by the superiors. Origin: LL. Hebdomadarius: cf. F. Hebdomadier. Consisting of seven days, or occurring at intervals of seven days; weekly. Origin: L. Hebdomadalis, LL. Hebdomadarius: cf. F. Hebdomadaire. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hebdomadary

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hebdomadary (current term)
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Literary usage of Hebdomadary

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1. Cathedralia: A Constitutional History of Cathedrals of the Western Church by Mackenzie Edward Charles Walcott (1865)
"There were also weekly hebdomadary deacons and subdeacons. ... The three ministers of the high altar (hebdomadary priest, deacon, and subdeacon) received ..."

2. The Empire of Brazil at the Universal Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia by Brazil (1876)
"The Rio Negro, hebdomadary. The Jornal do Amazonas (1st year). All these are published in the capital. The The The The The The The The ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and (1823)
"The hebdomadary generally collates to the benefices which become vacant during his ... In monasteries, the hebdomadary is he who waits at table for a week, ..."

4. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Comprising the History, Institutions by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"(4) The cellarer had charge of the victualling department, giving out to the hebdomadary whatever was necessary for the material wants of the brethren, ..."

5. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1797)
"The hebdomadary generally collates to the benefice» The word, it is certain, ... the hebdomadary is he who waits c.: table for a week, ..."

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