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Dictionary of Ancient Occupations and Trades,
Ranks, Offices, and Titles

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earl
see the table of nobility
eccentric
a person of odd or unconventional behavior.
ecclesiastic
a minister or priest; a cleric.


Ecclesiastical hierarchy
of Christian churches
in order of rank (highest first)
-Patriarch
-Pope
-Patriarchate
-Holy See
-Autocephalous Orthodox Churches
-RCC
Cardinal   RCC
Archbishop, Primate, Metropolitan Bishop Archdiocese, See The chief bishop of a province
Bishop See, Diocese, Bishopric  
(Advowson)
Rector
Vicar
Priest, Minister, Pastor
Parish
Person ordained to perform specific religious rites and sacraments.
Curate Member of the clergy engaged as an assistant to a parish priest
Elder
The laity
Lay officer of the governing body
Deacon (Archdeacon) Lay officer attending to church (diocesan) secular affairs
Sexton Church and churchyard caretaker
Acolyte Attendant to the priest or deacon


ecdysiast
a striptease artist; stripper (=ecdysis: Gr. a stipping off; shedding skin)
ectomorph
a body type (somatotype) of person having a lean, slightly muscular body build in which tissues derived from the embryonic ectoderm predominate.
cf mesomorph,
cf endomorph
educator
one trained in teaching; a teacher.
a specialist in the theory and practice of education.
an administrator of a school or educational institution.
-ee
One who receives or benefits from an action: (e.g. address~)
One who possesses a certain thing: (e.g. mortgag~)
One performing a certain action: (e.g. absent~)
cf -or
cf -er
-eer
a suffix forming nouns meaning "person concerned with or engaged in", (auctioneer, mountaineer, profiteer)
a suffix designating armed forces employing a particular armament, (musketeer)
effendi
used as a title of respect for men in Turkey, equivalent to sir.
a educated or respected man in the Middle East.
efficiency expert
a specialist who seeks to increase the productivity of an enterprise through improvements to operational or process efficiency.
egoist
an egocentric person (=devoted to one's own interests).
an egotist.
an adherent of egoism (=the ethical doctrine that self-interest is the just and proper motive for all human endeavor).
egotist
a conceited, boastful person.
a selfish, self-centered person.
elder
an older person.
an older, influential member of a family.
eccl one of the governing officers of a church, often having pastoral or teaching duties.
LDS a member of the higher order of the priesthood.
elder statesman 
a prominent, highly experienced elder person, especially a retired official in an unofficial advisory role.
elector
GB one who is legally qualified to vote in elections for members of Parliament.
US a member of the Electoral College, chosen by the several states to elect the President and Vice-President.
Knights ~: the four gentlemen appointed by the sheriff to serve as members of a jury, and to elect the remaining members, in the process of trial by "Grand Assize"
G formerly, one of the Princes entitled to take part in the election of the Emperor.
emigrant
one who leaves one country or region to settle in another, usually with reference to the place of origin. e.g. (e.g. ~ from England) cf immigrant, migrant
émigré
one who has left one's native country, esp. for political reasons. cf emigrant.
éminence gris
emissary
employee
one who works for another in return for financial or other compensation.
endomorph
an individual whose body type (somatotype) is characterized by a relative prominence of the abdomen and other soft body parts derived from the embrionic endodermal layer.
cf ectomorph,
cf mesomorph.
engrosser
one employed to make a fair copy of a legal document
one who reproduces (e.g. a document) in a larger hand or format
ensign
mil. the lowest rank of commissioned infantry officer
envoy
dipl a messenger or representative, esp on a diplomatic mission
envoy extraordinary 
dipl a minister plenipotentiary, ranking below ambassador and above chargé d'affairs.
-er /ər/
suffix a person, animal or thing that performs a specified action or activity. (e.g. cobbl~), (e.g. execution~).
a person or thing that has a specified attribute or form. (e.g. comput~), (e.g. pok~)
a person concerned with a specified thing or subject. (e.g. hatt~), (e.g. geograph~).
a person belonging to a specified place or group. (e.g. villag~), (e.g. New York~).
cf -or
cf -ster
Erb-
G Designating hereditary nobles from courtesy titles, (e.g. ~graf).
cf Kron- [GET]
Esquire, Esq.
A title of dignity below knight and above gentleman.
The title placed after the name of an attorney.
A title appended to a man's surname when no other form of address is used, esp. in correspondence.
See the WikiPedia article.
ewerer
Chief of the ewery (=the office in a medieval household responsible for water and the vessels for drinking or washing of the person. The word comes from 'ewer', a sort of pitcher. This office was not responsible for laundry, which was handled by the offices of laundry and napery (table linen). The three offices did work closely together however, and could be concurrent in smaller household.) [WIKI]
(1) Water-bearing servant (2) Worker who brought and heated water for the nobles
executant
one who performs or carries out, esp a skilled performer.
executioner
one who executes, esp one who puts a condemned person to death.
executive officer
mil the officer second in command of a military unit smaller than a division.
nav the officer second in command of a naval unit, as aboard a ship;
exec Also: XO
informal executive officer
executor, executrix
a person appointed by a testator to carry out the terms of his or her will
exorcist
eccl one empowered or trained to exorcise (=to expel evil spirits by or as if by incantation, command or prayer)
expatriate
one who has taken up residence in a foreign country.
one who has renounced one's native land.

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