- The definition of a thurifer is a person who holds the incense during church services.
An example of a thurifer is an altar server who carries incense to the altar in a Catholic Mass.
an acolyte or server who carries a thurible
Origin of thuriferModern Latin ; from Classical Latin thus (see thurible) + ferre, bear
An acolyte who carries a thurible.
Origin of thuriferLatin thūrifer, incense-bearing : thūs, thūr-, incense; see thurible + -fer, -fer.