[sercheresse] (1327)

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[sercheresse] (1327)


[ FEW: *2/i,695b circare; Gdf: 2,19c cercheor (cercheresse); GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  cerchier (cercheresse); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  searcher n. (searcheress); MED:  sercheresse n.; DMLBS: 339c circator (circatrix) ]


1 female eccl. monastic occupation scrutatrix, female official appointed to inspect discipline and order in nunneries
( 1327; MS: s.xivm )  sire Wautier, ercevesque de Cantorbire, benesquia les nonnoynes de Sempyngham .lij. […] e une haute cercheresse  336
serchance  serche#1  serchement  sercher#1  sercherie  serchewache  serchour 
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