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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 ?
sacristans, vergers, dervises, lectors, church wardens, cardinals,
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.
beaucoup moins que] C'est suite a la reconversion de certains vergers entre autres que les champs cerealiers ont gagne en surface [beaucoup plus grand que], explique-t-il.
I am part of a team of vergers who works shift patterns and I was working in the cathedral before the visitors arrived.
The company already sells an impressive 70-flavour range under the Les Vergers Boiron brand, making it an international leader in frozen fruit and vegetable purees.
Ces raids ont eu lieu au-dessus des vergers situes entre al-Mlheha et Jaramana, une banlieue en majorite druze et chretienne, des minorites globalement pro-regime, a-t-il ajoute.
Vergers, like mothers-in-law, have received harsh treatment over the years, starting with the Dickensian beadle in Oliver Twist and perpetuated by the dippy old chap in Dad's Army who calls the vicar "His Riverence" and repeatedly trips over his own cassock.