Verger meaning

vûr'jər
One who carries the verge or other emblem of authority before a scholastic, legal, or religious dignitary in a procession.
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One who takes care of the interior of a church and acts as an attendant during ceremonies.
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A person who carries a verge before a bishop, dean, etc. in a procession.
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A church caretaker or usher.
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One who carries a verge, or emblem of office.
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(chiefly UK) A lay person who takes care of the interior of a church and acts as an attendant during services, where he or she carries the verge (virge). An usher; in major ecclesiastical landmarks, a tour guide. In the United States, the office is generally combined with that of sexton.
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(UK) An attendant upon a dignitary, such as a bishop or dean, a justice, etc.

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Origin of verger

  • French verger, from verge (“rod").
    From Wiktionary