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[noo-muh-rer-ee, nyoo-] /ˈnu məˌrɛr i, ˈnyu-/
of or relating to a number or numbers.
Origin of numerary
1720-30; < Medieval Latin numerārius (Late Latin: arithmetician, accountant), equivalent to Latin numer(us) number + -ārius -ary Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They granted him a considerable sum, at five livres five sous the mark, for fear the king should change the numerary value.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • About the same date Kempenfelt produced his own numerary code.

    British Flags W. G. Perrin
  • A year or two later, probably in consultation with Kempenfelt, he drew up the first of his codes on the numerary system.

    British Flags W. G. Perrin
British Dictionary definitions for numerary


of or relating to numbers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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