verger

noun
verg·er | \ˈvər-jər \

Definition of verger 

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

First Known Use of verger

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for verger

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

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verger

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English Language Learners Definition of verger

: someone who performs simple duties during church services

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