verger

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French verger, from verge (rod).

Noun[edit]

verger (plural vergers)

  1. One who carries a verge, or emblem of office.
  2. (chiefly UK) A lay person who takes care of the interior of a church and acts as an attendant during services, where he or she carries the verge (or virge). An usher; in major ecclesiastical landmarks, a tour guide. In the United States, the office is generally combined with that of sexton.
  3. (UK) An attendant upon a dignitary, such as a bishop or dean, a justice, etc.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Strype to this entry?)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French, Old French vergier.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

verger m (plural vergers)

  1. orchard