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verg·er

 (vûr′jər)
n. Chiefly British
1. One who carries the verge or other emblem of authority before a scholastic, legal, or religious dignitary in a procession.
2. One who takes care of the interior of a church and acts as an attendant during ceremonies.

verger

(ˈvɜːdʒə)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a church official who acts as caretaker and attendant, looking after the interior of a church and often the vestments and church furnishings
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) an official who carries the verge or rod of office before a bishop, dean, or other dignitary in ceremonies and processions
[C15: from Old French, from verge, from Latin virga rod, twig]

verg•er

(ˈvɜr dʒər)

n. Chiefly Brit.
1. a church official who serves as an attendant and caretaker.
2. an official who carries the verge before a bishop, dean, or other dignitary.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.verger - a church officer who takes care of the interior of the building and acts as an attendant (carries the verge) during ceremonies
caretaker - a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)
church officer - a church official
Translations

verger

[ˈvɜːdʒəʳ] N (in church) → sacristán m

verger

[ˈvɜːrdʒər] nbedeau m

verger

n (Eccl) → Küster(in) m(f)

verger

[ˈvɜːdʒəʳ] n (Rel) → sagrestano
References in classic literature ?
Tope, Chief Verger and Showman, and accustomed to be high with excursion parties, declines with a silent loftiness to perceive that any suggestion has been tendered to him.
He ran up the steps, entered the church, and addressing a verger who was sweeping the chapel, asked him if he knew Monsieur Bazin.
We have often seen each other,' said Little Dorrit, recognising the sexton, or the beadle, or the verger, or whatever he was, 'when I have been at church here.
And a great big- bearded man, whom Tom took for a master, began calling over the names, while the great joints were being rapidly carved on the third table in the corner by the old verger and the housekeeper.
Yet when they reached the church and were about to slip aside into their usual seats, a little beyond the font, where they could see the red-furred tails of the bellropes waggle and twist at ringing time, they were swept forward irresistibly, a Cloke on either flank (and yet they had not walked with the Clokes), upon the ever-retiring bosom of a black-gowned verger, who ushered them into a room of a pew at the head of the left aisle, under the pulpit.
sacristans, vergers, dervises, lectors, church wardens, cardinals,
Contact Person: Enedis Pfa De Montpellier Claire Verger 172 Rue Jasse De Maurin 34070 Montpellier
A FORMER music teacher and church verger has avoided prison despite twice sexually assaulting a teenage boy.
Il faut savoir que lorsqu'on procede a l'arrachage des poiriers a cause du feu bacterien, il faut attendre au minimum trois ans pour planter un nouveau verger.
Rebekah is a verger at Durham Cathedral, and as she carried out preparations for when the doors were opened to visitors, nature combined with the architecture of the great building to produce a stunning show.
MY name is Mike Pratt and I am the Verger at Llandrillo-yn-Rhos Parish Church which is near to Colwyn Bay in north Wales.
The two men and a verger fell to the ground in a scrum.