silentiary

Silentiary

Si*len"ti*a*ry\ (s[-i]*l[e^]n"sh[i^]*[asl]*r[y^]), n. [L. silentiarius: cf. F. silenciaire. See Silence.] One appointed to keep silence and order in court; also, one sworn not to divulge secrets of state.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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