Kaznac

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Kaznac (Serbian Cyrillic: казнац) was a court title of the state employee in medieval Bosnia and Serbia who was in charge for the treasury in the territory under his jurisdiction — kaznačina (казначина).[1][2][better source needed] The name of the title is derived from Serbo-Croatian word kazna (English: penalty).[3] The kaznac was a financial-taxation service, translated into Latin camerarius (itself rendered "chamberlain").[4]

In the Dečani chrysobulls, King Stefan Dečanski (r. 1321–1331) mentioned that the court dignitaries present at the Dečani assembly were the kaznac, tepčija, vojvoda, sluga and stavilac.[5]

The title of veliki kaznac (велики казнац, "grand kaznac") was later transformed into protovestijar.

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  1. ^ Florida State University. Center for Slavic and East European Studies (1970). The Florida State University slavic papers, Volumes 4-5. Center for Slavic and East European Studies, Florida State University. p. 112. Retrieved 26 March 2012. A kaznacina is headed by a Kaznac who is a state employee, representative of the state authority in the kaznacina
  2. ^ Dragoljub: zabavan i poucan tjednik, Volume 2. 1868. p. 715. Retrieved 26 March 2012. kaznac, koji se pominje u srbskih i bosanskih listinah sa značenjem praefectus
  3. ^ Florida State University. Center for Slavic and East European Studies (1970). The Florida State University slavic papers, Volumes 4-5. Center for Slavic and East European Studies, Florida State University. p. 112. Retrieved 26 March 2012. He also inflicts penalties, hence his title kazna-penalty in Serbo-Croat language)
  4. ^ a b Purković 1985, p. 27.
  5. ^ Srđan Šarkić (1996). Srednjovekovno srpsko pravo. Matica srpska. p. 66.
  6. ^ Blagojević 2001, p. 21.

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