In old European law, a keeper of records or public instruments; a chartulary; a registrar

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  • CHARTOPHYLAX — in Ecclesia Constantinopolitana, custos erat annuli Patriarchalis, quem ille a Patriatcha sollenniter acceptum, in pectore gestabat; ut dictum: quemadmodum Magno Logothetae vel etiam Accubitori palae, cura annuli vel sigilli, quô literae… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Chartophylax — (griech.), Urkundenbewahrer …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Chartophylax — A chartophylax (Greek: χαρτοφύλαξ, from χάρτα, document + φύλαξ, guard, keeper ), sometimes also referred to as a chartoularios, was an ecclesiastical officer in charge of official documents and records in the Greek Orthodox Church in Byzantine… …   Wikipedia

  • Chartophylax —    A church or monastic archivist, responsible for official documents, letters, and other records. The secular counterpart was the chartoularios (q.v.). Alexios I Komnenos (q.v.) supported the right of the chartophylax of Hagia Sophia (q.v.) to… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • CHARTOPHYLAX et CHARTULARIUS — Qui publicas tabulas, epistolas et instrumenta curabant, Scriniarii, vulgo Registratores. Hic autem in palatio Principis minister fuit, ille in Ecclesia, ut perspicue Codinus. Confunduntur tamen saepissime: Et Gregorius M. Ep. ad Maxim. Episcop.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • chartophylax — /kahr tof euh laks /, n. Gk. Orth. Ch. an official who serves chiefly as the chancellor and archivist of a diocese. [1875 80; < LGk, Gk, equiv. to charto (see CHARTOPHYLACIUM + phýlax watcher, guard] * * * …   Universalium

  • chartophylax — char·toph·y·lax …   English syllables

  • chartophylax — /kartofslacks/ In old European law, a keeper of records or public instruments; a chartulary; a registrar …   Black's law dictionary

  • chartophylax — kärˈtäphəˌlaks noun ( es) Etymology: Late Greek, from Greek charto (from chartēs paper) + Greek phylax guard more at card : a chancellor of a bishop or diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church who serves as an archivist and has certain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chartulary — (pronEng|ˈkaɹʧʊˌlɛɹi) renders two Latin words, for a collection of charters viz. an officer in charge of it.ChartulariumA Cartularium or Chartularium, also called Pancarta and Codex Diplomaticus, is a medieval manuscript volume or roll ( rotulus… …   Wikipedia

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