ostiary

Primary Meanings of ostiary

1.
n
the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
2.
n
someone who guards an entrance
Full Definitions of ostiary
1

n the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church

Synonyms:
doorkeeper, ostiarius
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

n someone who guards an entrance

Synonyms:
door guard, doorkeeper, doorman, gatekeeper, hall porter, porter
Types:
commissionaire
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:
guard
a person who keeps watch over something or someone

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