Definition of verger in English:
1An official in a church who acts as a caretaker and attendant.
- A city centre church verger has the power to summon scores of police and dozens of security guards at the touch of a button.
- Mr Angus had joined the Minster staff in October 1980 as part of a team of vergers who help with the day-to-day running of the cathedral.
- A verger accidentally locked up without realising that Mr Poole, a former chief general manager with the Norwich Building Society, was still inside.
2An officer who carries a rod before a bishop or dean as a symbol of office.
- I was the last verger of the Garrison Church and took part in the final service.
- Church officials gave more details yesterday about a popular verger who plunged more than 100 ft to his death from York Minster on Sunday.
- Only the old verger allows himself no rest, and still rings the service in and out.
- vergership noun
- Example sentences
- The family of Hutter ran the vergership in Kaplièky from 1854 to 1946.
- The first break in this run was made, when, during a change in vergership, a bath and hot water geyser were added to the School House.
Words that rhyme with vergermerger, perjure, purger, scourger, urger, verdure
Definition of verger in:
- US English dictionary
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