verger

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noun verg·er \ˈvər-jər\

Definition of verger

  1. 1 chiefly British :  an attendant that carries a verge (as before a bishop or justice)

  2. 2 :  a church official who keeps order during services or serves as an usher or a sacristan

Origin and Etymology of verger

Middle English verger, vyrger, borrowed from Anglo-French verger, from verge 1verge + -er 2-er


First Known Use: 15th century


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verger

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noun verg·er \ˈvər-jər\

Definition of verger for English Language Learners

  • : someone who performs simple duties during church services

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