verger

noun

verg·​er ˈvər-jər How to pronounce verger (audio)
1
chiefly British : an attendant that carries a verge (as before a bishop or justice)
2
: a church official who keeps order during services or serves as an usher or a sacristan

Examples of verger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His real title is church verger, an office that dates to the earliest days of the Church of England. Thomas Farragher, BostonGlobe.com, 24 Dec. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of verger was in the 15th century

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“Verger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verger. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

verger

noun
verg·​er ˈvər-jər How to pronounce verger (audio)
: a minor church official
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