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verger

Pronunciation: /ˈvɜːrdʒər; ˈvɜːdʒə(r)/

Translation of verger in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (church attendant) sacristán (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    Example sentences
    • 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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