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Meaning of ostiary

os•ti•ar•y

Pronunciation: (os'tē-er"ē), [key]
— pl. -ar•ies.
  1. Also called
    1. a member of the lowest-ranking of the four minor orders.
    2. the order itself. Cf.acolyte(def. 2),exorcist(def. 2),lector(def. 2).
  2. a doorkeeper, as of a church.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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