officiary

noun
of·​fi·​ci·​ary | \ ə-ˈfi-shē-ˌer-ē How to pronounce officiary (audio) , ȯ-, ä- \
plural officiaries

Definition of officiary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : a body of officers or officials

officiary

adjective

Definition of officiary (Entry 2 of 2)

: connected with, derived from, or having a title or rank by virtue of holding an office officiary earl

First Known Use of officiary

Noun

circa 1506, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1612, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for officiary

Noun

borrowed from Medieval Latin officiārius — more at officer entry 1

Adjective

borrowed from Medieval Latin officiārius, from Latin officium "duty, office" + -ārius -ary entry 2

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“Officiary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/officiary. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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