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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.
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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]
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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.
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|Noun||1.||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
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verger[ˈvɜːdʒəʳ] N (in church) → sacristán m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
verger[ˈvɜːrdʒər] n → bedeau m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (Eccl) → Küster(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
verger[ˈvɜːdʒəʳ] n (Rel) → sagrestano
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