Definition of numerary in English:

numerary

adjective

  • Of or relating to a number or numbers. Now rare.

noun

  • Roman Catholic Church. A member of the highest of the three lay ranks of the Opus Dei prelature; (with the) these members collectively (treated as plural).

Origin

Early 18th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin numerarius, adjective, earlier as noun, denoting an arithmetician, accountant, book-keeper from classical Latin numerus + -ārius.

Pronunciation

numerary

/ˈnjuːmər(ər)i/