verger


verger

noun

  1. Chiefly British. a church official who serves as sacristan, caretaker, usher, and general attendant.
  2. British. an official who carries the verge or other symbol of office before a bishop, dean, or other dignitary.

noun mainly Church of England

  1. a church official who acts as caretaker and attendant, looking after the interior of a church and often the vestments and church furnishings
  2. an official who carries the verge or rod of office before a bishop, dean, or other dignitary in ceremonies and processions
n.

c.1400, probably from Anglo-French *verger, agent noun from verge (see verge (n.)).

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