- an official who carries the sword of state on ceremonial occasions, as before the sovereign, a magistrate, or the like.
Origin of sword-bearer
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Examples from the Web for sword-bearer
Withdrawing the knife, the sword-bearer then killed himself.Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines
H. Irving Hancock
Who was to be the sword-bearer and float over the court like the destroying angel?The Countess of Charny
Alexandre Dumas (pere)
The Sword-Bearer leaned back on his bale of fur with a long-drawn yawn.
The Sword-Bearer's low voice seemed a hiss between his teeth.
"And I chose justice," the Sword-Bearer reminded him grimly.