What does cartulary mean?

Definitions for cartulary
ˈkɑr tʃʊˌlɛr icar·tu·lary

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  1. cartulary(Noun)

    A register, or record, as of a monastery or church.

  2. cartulary(Noun)

    An ecclesiastical officer who had charge of records or other public papers.

  3. Origin: From chartularium, from chartula.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cartulary(noun)

    a register, or record, as of a monastery or church

  2. Cartulary(noun)

    an ecclesiastical officer who had charge of records or other public papers

  3. Origin: [LL. cartularium, chartularium, fr. L. charta paper: cf. F. cartulaire. See 1st Card.]


  1. Cartulary

    A cartulary or chartulary, also called Pancarta and Codex Diplomaticus, is a medieval manuscript volume or roll containing transcriptions of original documents relating to the foundation, privileges, and legal rights of ecclesiastical establishments, municipal corporations, industrial associations, institutions of learning, or private families. The term is sometimes also applied to collections of original documents bound in one volume or attached to one another so as to form a roll, as well as to custodians of such collections The allusion of Gregory of Tours to chartarum tomi in the 6th century is commonly taken to refer to cartularies. The oldest surviving cartularies, however, originated in the 10th century. Those from the tenth to the thirteenth centuries are very numerous. Cartularies frequently contain historical texts, known as cartulary chronicles, which may focus on the history of the monastery whose legal documents it accompanies, or may be a more general history of the world. This link between legal and historical writings has to be understood in the context of the importance of past events for establishing legal precedence.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cartulary

    kär′tū-lar-i, n. a register-book of a monastery, &c.: one who kept the records: the place where the register is kept. [Low L. chartularium—L. chartula, a document—charta, paper.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cartulary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cartulary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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