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  1. macebearer.
  2. (in Scotland) an officer who attends the Court of Session and carries out its orders.
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Origin of macer

1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French; Middle French massier. See mace1, -er2
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Historical Examples of macer

  • Yet Macer lost not one jot of his coolness in that awful moment.

    The Martyr of the Catacombs


  • "Macer, Macer," was called around by the innumerable spectators.

  • It was evident that the Batavian was not at all equal to Macer.

  • Upon this Macer was sent out again, and killed this lion easily.

  • Seizing his sword in a firm grasp, he struck Macer to the heart.

British Dictionary definitions for macer


  1. a macebearer, esp (in Scotland) an official who acts as usher in a court of law
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Word Origin for macer

C14: from Old French massier, from masse mace 1
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