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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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