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- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)dʒə(ɹ)
verger (plural vergers)
- One who carries a verge, or emblem of office.
- (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.
- (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?)
verger m (plural vergers)