Definition of verger noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈvɜːdʒə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɜːrdʒər//
(especially British English)
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an official whose job is to take care of the inside of a church and to perform some simple duties during church services Word OriginMiddle English (originally referring to an officer who carries a rod before a bishop or dean as a symbol of office): from Anglo-Norman French, from Latin virga ‘rod’.