Medieval name for the chief purveyor of foodstuffs and drinks for the use of a monastic community. He took charge of the hired servants, superintended the serving of meals, the supplying of fuel, carriage of goods, repairs of the house, etc. In recent times the title procurator is often used for this official.

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MLA Citation

  • “cellarer”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 March 2015. Web. 20 June 2021. <>