car·​tu·​lary ˈkär-chə-ˌler-ē How to pronounce cartulary (audio)
plural cartularies
: a collection of charters
especially : a book holding copies of the charters and title deeds of an estate

Word History


Medieval Latin chartularium, from chartula charter — more at charter

First Known Use

1541, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cartulary was in 1541

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Cite this Entry

“Cartulary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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