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verderer

Syllabification: ver·der·er
Pronunciation: /ˈvərdərər
 
/

Definition of verderer in English:

noun

British
A judicial officer of a royal forest.
Example sentences
  • The Forest's ten verderers, whose monthly court is held in public, have the power to block certain types of development.
  • Here he lived much of the rest of his life in semi-seclusion, though he was at times a member of parliament, a magistrate, and verderer of the New Forest.
  • The Forest's designation as a National Park will not affect the rights of common, the New Forest Acts or the role of the verderers.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Anglo-Norman French, based on Latin viridis 'green'.

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