Cellarius, or Cellarer

Cellarius, Or Cellarer, an officer in monasteries to whom belonged the care of procuring provisions for the establishment. SEE ABBEY. He was one of the four obedientiarii, or great officers: under his ordering was the pistrinum, or bake-house, and the bracinum, or brew-house. In the richer houses there were lands set apart for the maintenance of the office, called, in ancient writings, ad cibum monachorum. His whole office had respect to that origin. He was to see the corn got in, and laid up in the granaries: his wages consisted of a portion of the property, usually fixed at a thirteenth part of the whole, and a furred gown. The office was equivalent to that of bursar. — Fosbrooke, Antiquities, 1:177; Farrar, Eccl. Dict. s.v.

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