The definition of a thurifer is a person who holds the incense during church services.noun
An example of a thurifer is an altar server who carries incense to the altar in a Catholic Mass.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ModL < L thus (see thurible) + ferre, bear
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Origin: Latin thūrifer, incense-bearing : thūs, thūr-, incense; see thurible + -fer, -fer.