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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.
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

verger

[ˈvɜːdʒəʳ] N (in church) → sacristán m
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verger

[ˈvɜːrdʒər] nbedeau m
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verger

n (Eccl) → Küster(in) m(f)
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verger

[ˈvɜːdʒəʳ] n (Rel) → sagrestano
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References in periodicals archive ?
These days the virgers know precisely who Jane Austen was and where she is buried, and there are always cut flowers beside the Cathedral's most frequently visited tomb, specially organized by kind volunteers.