actor ecclesiae

Derivation

  • Latin: agent of the Church

Profile

Medieval designation for an official deputed to defend the rights and revenues of a church or monastery, often confounded with Advocatus ecclesire. It has been practically superseded, in as far as the office still exists, by the terms “patron” and “advowee.”

MLA Citation

  • “actor ecclesiae”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 November 2014. Web. 26 September 2017. <>