Crosier meaning

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A staff with a crook or cross at the end, carried by or before an abbot, bishop, or archbishop as a symbol of office.
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A staff with a crook at the top, carried by or before a bishop or abbot as a symbol of pastoral function.
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A staff with a hooked end similar to a shepherd's crook, or with a cross at the end, carried by an abbot, bishop, or archbishop as a symbol of office.
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(botany): A young fern frond, before it has unrolled; fiddlehead.
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Origin of crosier

  • Middle English croser from Old French crossier staff bearer (influenced by croisier one who bears a cross) from crosse crosier of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English ; originally referring to the staff bearer, from a merger of Old French words crocier (“bearer of a cross”) and croisier (“one who bears or has to do with a cross”), ultimately from Latin crux (“cross”).

    From Wiktionary