cellarer definition

  • noun:
    • people, like in a monastic neighborhood, who is responsible for maintaining the availability of refreshments.
    • The person, usually in a monastery, in charge of providing drink and food.
    • A steward or butler of a monastery or chapter; person who has charge of procuring and keeping the arrangements.
    • An officer in a monastery who may have the care of the cellar, or even the cost of procuring and maintaining the terms; in addition, an officer in a chapter who has the proper care of the temporals, and specially associated with circulation of loaves of bread, wine, and money to canons on account of their attendance in the choir.
    • identical to cellarman.
    • One who keeps wine- or spirit-cellars; a spirit-dealer or winemerchant. In addition cellarist.

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