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Definition of "verger" []

  • Chiefly British One who carries the verge or other emblem of authority before a scholastic, legal, or religious dignitary in a procession. (noun)
  • Chiefly British One who takes care of the interior of a church and acts as an attendant during ceremonies. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "verger" in a sentence
  • "What I want to know is who was the so called verger who gave you the shove."
  • "The verger was a man past fifty, but there was no knowing by how many years, for he himself did not know the exact year of his birth, though he knew the day and month."
  • "A verger was a sort of caretaker, she knew that much."