Definitions of ostiary
  1. noun
    the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
    synonyms: doorkeeper, ostiarius
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    type of:
    clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend
    a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
    Holy Order, Order
    (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
  2. noun
    someone who guards an entrance
    synonyms: door guard, doorkeeper, doorman, gatekeeper, hall porter, porter
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    a uniformed doorman
    night porter
    a porter on duty during the night
    ticket collector, ticket taker
    someone who is paid to admit only those who have purchased tickets
    type of:
    a person who keeps watch over something or someone
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