Definitions for oeconomus

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  1. oeconomus(Noun)

    A married priest (chiefly Orthodox Christian and Uniate usage), as opposed to a hieromonk.

  2. oeconomus(Noun)

    ) A priest or other person who serves as the bursar or finance officer of a diocese or religious institution (chiefly Roman Catholic usage), an episcopal oeconomus temporarily takes charge of church property in the event of an episcopal vacancy.

  3. oeconomus(Noun)

    A Byzantine title given to the chief steward or treasurer of a household or institution.

  4. Origin: oeconomus, from οἰκονόμος, from οἰκος + νόμος


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