Matricula

Matricula (latin, n. ‘Little List’ or ‘Register’)refers to the ecclesiastical list of poor pensioners who were assisted from the church revenues; hence the names matricularii, matriculariae, by which persons thus assisted, together with those who performed menial services about the church, were known.

The house in which such pensioners were lodged was also known as matricula, which thus becomes synonymous with xenodochium (latin, ‘A place for strangers’).

Matricula

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