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fossor

[ fos-er ]
/ ˈfɒs ər /
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noun
(in the early Christian church) a minor clergyman employed as a gravedigger.
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Also called fossarian.

Origin of fossor

1850–55; <Latin: digger (Late Latin: gravedigger), equivalent to fod(ere) to dig + -tor-tor, with dt>ss
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