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cross-bearer

[ kraws-bair-er, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌbɛər ər, ˈkrɒs- /
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noun

a person who carries or holds a cross, especially in a religious procession.

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Origin of cross-bearer

First recorded in 1530–40; cross + bearer
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