limitour
Limiter Lim"it*er (l[i^]m"[i^]t*[~e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, limits. [1913 Webster]

2. A friar licensed to beg within certain bounds, or whose duty was limited to a certain district. [Formerly written also {limitour}.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

A limitour of the Gray Friars, in the time of his limitation, preached many times, and had but one sermon at all times. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]


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  • Limitour — Lim it*our (l[i^]m [i^]t*[=oo]r), n. See {Limiter}, 2. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limitour — A *friar who had exclusive begging rights within a specified area; sometimes known derisively as procurators, a reference to the king s *pur veyors or procurers, who were also very unpopular. (The procurator was also a Roman tax gatherer.) Their… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Limiter — Lim it*er (l[i^]m [i^]t*[ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, limits. [1913 Webster] 2. A friar licensed to beg within certain bounds, or whose duty was limited to a certain district. [Formerly written also {limitour}.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limiter — /lim i teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that limits. 2. Electronics. a device or circuit for limiting the amplitude of a radio, telephone, or recording signal to some predetermined level. [1350 1400; LIMIT + ER1; r. ME limitour (see OR2)] * * * …   Universalium

  • Friar — Member of one of four (male) *mendicant orders who lived in the world, outside the monastery, whose purpose was to preach, living off donations. This was resented by some who thought such money should more properly be given to the local parish… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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