A memorial in Church Square commemorates the Franklin expedition to the discovery of the North-West Passage, and in particular Captain Francis Crozier, who was born at Banbridge in 1796 and served on the expedition.
CROZIER, or pastoral staff, one of the insignia of a bishop, and probably derived from the lituus of the Roman augurs.
The word " crozier " or " crosier " represents the O.
The English representative of crocea was crose, later crosse, which, becoming confused with " cross " (q.v.), was replaced by " crozier staff " or crozier's staff," and then, at the beginning of the 16th century, by " crozier " (see J.
He also has a mitre (q.v.), and carries a crozier (5ucavLs ov), a rather short staff ending in two curved branches decorated with serpents' heads, with a cross between them.
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