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chartophylacium

[kahr-toh-fi-ley-shuh m] /ˌkɑr toʊ fɪˈleɪ ʃəm/
noun, plural chartophylacia
[kahr-toh-fi-ley-shuh] /ˌkɑr toʊ fɪˈleɪ ʃə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in a medieval church) a place for the keeping of records and documents.
Origin of chartophylacium
< Late Greek chartophylákion, equivalent to charto- (combining form of chártēs; see charta) + phylákion a guard, watch; see phylactery
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