verderer(redirected from verderers)
ver·der·eralso ver·der·or (vûr′dər-ər)
An official who oversees the protection and conservation of a forest in England, originally a judicial officer having charge of the royal forests of medieval England.
[Anglo-Norman, from verd, green, from Latin viridis.]
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1. (Forestry) English legal history a judicial officer responsible for the maintenance of law and order in the royal forests
2. (Professions) English legal history a judicial officer responsible for the maintenance of law and order in the royal forests
[C16: from Anglo-French, from Old French verdier, from verd green, from Latin viridis; compare Latin viridārium plantation of trees]
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or ver•de•ror(ˈvɜr dər ər)
a judicial officer in charge of the royal forests of England.
[1535–45; < Anglo-French verderer, Old French verd(i)er < Latin viridārius=virid(is) green + -ārius -ary (see -er2)]
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