hebdomadary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hebdomadary of or occurring every seven days "a weekly visit","weekly paper"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hebdomadary (R. C. Ch) A member of a chapter or convent, whose week it is to officiate in the choir, and perform other services, which, on extraordinary occasions, are performed by the superiors.
    • a Hebdomadary Consisting of seven days, or occurring at intervals of seven days; weekly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hebdomadary Weekly: same as hebdomadal.
    • n hebdomadary In the Roman Catholic Church, that member of a chapter or convent whose duty it is, during a certain week, to officiate in the choir, rehearse the anthems and prayers, and perform other services which on extraordinary occasions are performed by the superiors. Also called hebdomader.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hebdomadary a member of a chapter or convent who officiates in the choir, &c., on a certain week
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. hebdomadalis, LL. hebdomadarius,: cf. F. hebdomadaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. hebdomadalis—Gr. hebdomas, a period of seven days—hepta, seven.

Usage

In literature:

Sarasin called the gazettes of this new Aristarchus, Hebdomadary Flams!
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
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