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sword-bearer

[ sawrd-bair-er ]
/ ˈsɔrdˌbɛər ər /
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noun British.

an official who carries the sword of state on ceremonial occasions, as before the sovereign, a magistrate, or the like.

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Origin of sword-bearer

First recorded in 1400–50, sword-bearer is from the late Middle English swerd berer. See sword, bearer
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British Dictionary definitions for sword-bearer

swordbearer
/ (ˈsɔːdˌbɛərə) /

noun

an official who carries a ceremonial sword
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