Definition of Yeoman Usher in English:
(In the UK) the deputy of Black Rod.
- The office of Usher is held by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod who is also the Serjeant-at-Arms of the United Kingdom House of Lords (although his functions are more often performed there by his deputy, the Yeoman Usher).
- We see Godwin as an old man at his post as Yeoman Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer who delightedly escorts visitors into the Star Chamber of the old Houses of Parliament (just months before they were destroyed by fire).
- In the Middle Ages a ‘yeoman’ was identified as a rank, or position in a noble or royal household with titles such as Yeoman of the Chamber, Yeoman of the Crown, Yeoman Usher, King's Yeoman, and various others.
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