officiary

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noun

of·​fi·​ci·​ary ə-ˈfi-shē-ˌer-ē How to pronounce officiary (audio)
ȯ-,
ä-
plural officiaries
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: a body of officers or officials

officiary

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adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Noun

circa 1506, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1612, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of officiary was circa 1506

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“Officiary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/officiary. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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