chartophylacium

chartophylacium

[kahr-toh-fi-ley-shuhm]
noun, plural chartophylacia [kahr-toh-fi-ley-shuh] .
(in a medieval church) a place for the keeping of records and documents.

Origin:
< Late Greek chartophylákion, equivalent to charto- (combining form of chártēs; see charta) + phylákion a guard, watch; see phylactery

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