(in Scotland) an officer who attends the Court of Session and carries out its orders.

Origin of macer

1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French; Middle French massier. See mace1, -er2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a macebearer, esp (in Scotland) an official who acts as usher in a court of law

Word Origin for macer

C14: from Old French massier, from masse mace 1
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