from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A collection of deeds or charters, especially a register of titles to all the property of an estate or a monastery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A register, or record, as of a monastery or church.
  • n. An ecclesiastical officer who had charge of records or other public papers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A register, or record, as of a monastery or church.
  • n. An ecclesiastical officer who had charge of records or other public papers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See chartulary.


Middle English cartularie, collection of documents, from Medieval Latin cartulārium, from Latin cartula, chartula, document; see charter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin chartularium, from Latin chartula. (Wiktionary)


  • The first cartulary translated below is an order for alert for a forthcoming campaign, and is of high value for its information on the organizational practicalities of campaigning.

    De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History » Medieval Warfare in the reign of Charlemagne

  • He appears in the cartulary of the Holy Trinity, Aldgate, as an alderman in 1249 and 1250, was associated with the parish of St John, Walbrook and had an estate in Bishopsgate.3 But little is known of his origins; indeed, his mysterious background evokes Bedes comparison of the passage of a mans life with the flight of a single sparrow through a chieftains banqueting hall.


  • This is an incidental allusion to him on the cartulary of Holy Trinity Priory, Aldgate, which shows him in a more favourable light.


  • From 1298, when Henry de Harenhale was appointed, the list of vicars is complete, but in a cartulary of the priory mention is made of Ralph de Sowe, vicar of Trinity, as giving a tenement in Well Street, for the celebration of his anniversary.

    The Churches of Coventry A Short History of the City & Its Medieval Remains

  • As owner of this fief, Claude Follow was one of the “seven times twenty-one” seigneurs claiming manorial dues in Paris and its suburbs; and in that capacity his name was long to be seen inscribed between the Hôtel de Tancarville, belonging to Maître François le Rez, and the College of Tours, in the cartulary deposited at Saint-Martin des Champs.

    II. Claude Frollo. Book IV

  • Among the abbots of St. Vincent were: St. Gerard (close of the eleventh century), who wrote the history of St. Adelard, abbot of Corde; Jean de Nouelles (d. 1396), who wrote a history of the world, and began the cartulary of his monastery.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • We have two versions of the catalogue of the bishops of Quimper: one in the Cartulary of Quimperlé, of the twelfth century; the other preserved in a Quimper cartulary of the fifteenth century.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • These chronicles, then, perform the function of a cartulary.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • There is stilt preserved in the archives of the city a copy of the cartulary of the cathedral church of St-Vincent, rebuilt in the thirteenth century, but destroyed in 1793.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • His name appears several times in the cartulary of the University of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman


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  • a place or register for records

    November 6, 2007