[ meys-bair-er ]
/ ˈmeɪsˌbɛər ər /


an official, as of a city or legislative body, who carries a ceremonial mace before dignitaries.


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Origin of macebearer

First recorded in 1545–55; mace1 + bearer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for macebearer

  • The herald did not blow his own trumpet and the esquire bedell of the university was doubtless not a macebearer.

    Cambridge|Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

British Dictionary definitions for macebearer

/ (ˈmeɪsˌbɛərə) /


a person who carries a mace in processions or ceremonies
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