cha·​ris·​ti·​cary | \ kəˈristəˌkerē \
plural -es

Definition of charisticary

: a medieval Greek official who received the revenue from a monastery or benefice

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History and Etymology for charisticary

perhaps from Middle Greek charistikarios, from Greek charistikos bounteous (from charizesthai to favor, give freely) + Middle Greek -arios -ary, from Latin -arius

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“Charisticary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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