Translation of verger in Spanish:

verger

Pronunciation: /ˈvɜːrdʒər; ˈvɜːdʒə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (church attendant) sacristán (masculine)
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    • 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.
    1.2 (in procession) (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) macero, (masculine, feminine)
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    • 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.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.