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cro·zier

 (krō′zhər)
n.
Variant of crosier.

crozier

(ˈkrəʊʒə)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a variant spelling of crosier

cro•sier

or cro•zier

(ˈkroʊ ʒər)

n.
1. a ceremonial staff carried by a bishop or an abbot, hooked at one end like a shepherd's crook. See illus. at cope 2.
2. the coiled tip of a plant part, as a fern frond.
[1350–1400; short for crosier-staff; Middle English crocer staff-bearer < Anglo-French (Middle French crossier). See crosse, -er2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crozier - a staff surmounted by a crook or cross carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral officecrozier - a staff surmounted by a crook or cross carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office
staff - a rod carried as a symbol
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Over this dreadful face, its dust and decay and its mocking grin, hung a crown sown thick with flashing brilliants; and upon the breast lay crosses and croziers of solid gold that were splendid with emeralds and diamonds.
For their prelates; when they are proud and great, there is also danger from them; as it was in the times of Anselmus, and Thomas Becket, Archbishops of Canterbury; who, with their croziers, did almost try it with the king's sword; and yet they had to deal with stout and haughty kings, William Rufus, Henry the First, and Henry the Second.
His toys were crowns and miters and croziers and swords of state; and he had lingered over them, telling himself that the boy ought to see all the sights of London.
Being buttoned up in a tightish blue surtout, with a buff waistcoat and gray trousers, he had something of a military air, but he announced himself at the Crozier (the orthodox hotel, where he put up with a portmanteau) as an idle dog who lived upon his means; and he farther announced that he had a mind to take a lodging in the picturesque old city for a month or two, with a view of settling down there altogether.
The priest tore off his tiara, broke his crozier, and rent his tinsel cope.