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English noun: ostiary

1. ostiary (person) the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church

Synonymsdoorkeeper, ostiarius

Broader (hypernym)clergyman, Holy Order, man of the cloth, Order, reverend

2. ostiary (person) someone who guards an entrance

Synonymsdoor guard, doorkeeper, doorman, gatekeeper, hall porter, porter

Broader (hypernym)guard

Narrower (hyponym)commissionaire, night porter, ticket collector, ticket taker

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