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Noun: ostiary  'ós-tee,e-ree [N. Amer], ós-tee-u-ree [Brit]
  1. The lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
    - doorkeeper, ostiarius
  2. Someone who guards an entrance
    - doorkeeper, doorman, door guard, hall porter, porter, gatekeeper

Derived forms: ostiaries

Type of: clergyman, guard, Holy Order, man of the cloth, Order, reverend

Encyclopedia: Ostiary