Definition of oeconomus in English:

oeconomus

noun

historical
  • A steward or manager of the properties and finances of a religious foundation or society; a steward of a college.

Origin

Early 16th century. From post-classical Latin oeconomus housekeeper, steward, administrator, especially of a religious foundation (early 3rd cent. in Tertullian; also economus, iconomus, and yconomus) from ancient Greek οἰκονόμος house-steward from οἶκος house + -νόμος, combining form from the stem of νέμειν to manage.

Pronunciation

oeconomus

/iːˈkɒnəməs/