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An acolyte who carries a thurible.

[Latin thūrifer, incense-bearing : thūs, thūr-, incense; see thurible + -fer, -fer.]


(Ecclesiastical Terms) a person appointed to carry the censer at religious ceremonies
[C19: from Latin, from tūs incense + ferre to carry]


(ˈθʊər ə fər)

a person who carries the thurible in religious ceremonies.
[1850–55; < New Latin, n. use of Latin t(h)ūrifer incense-bearing =t(h)ūr-, s. of t(h)ūs incense + -i- -i- + -fer -fer]
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Noun1.thurifer - an acolyte who carries a thurible
acolyte - someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches


[ˈθjʊərɪfəʳ] Nmonaguillo m que lleva el incensario
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Thurifer if Belgravia is not a sounding brass and Tyburnia a tinkling cymbal.
His name was Ken Smith and he was the thurifer most Sundays.
John, Robert Small as Thurifer, and Eric Strand as banner bearer.
Euphorbiaceae 60 Croton thurifer Kunth Euphorbiaceae x 61 Ditaxis dioica H.
He acted as Server or Acolyte or Thurifer every Sunday with an eagle eye to keep the ceremonial up to scratch.
9 Rauhocereus riosanensis CACTACEAE 12 Backeberg 10 Croton thurifer Kunth EUPHORBIACEAE 10 11 Aspidosperma polyneuron Mull.
After lighting the altar lamp, for instance, the thurifer gently sweeps his hands near the flame to bring "light" to his eyes, mind and heart.