purse bearer

noun

Definition of purse bearer

  1. 1 :  the bearer of a purse :  treasurer, bursar

  2. 2 :  an official of the British crown office who bears the great seal before the lord chancellor

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Origin and Etymology of purse bearer

Middle English pursberer, from purs purse + berere, berer bearer


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