- an official who carries the sword of state on ceremonial occasions, as before the sovereign, a magistrate, or the like.
Origin of sword-bearer
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Examples from the Web for swordbearer
In some parts of the country a swordbearer accompanied the Morris-men.The Morris Book
Cecil J. Sharp
My swordbearer got the paste, and now may the writing stick there as an honorable memento till the end of the world.A Word Only A Word, Complete
Our first visit was to Madame Humiecka, wife of the swordbearer to the crown; this lady is my aunt.
- an official who carries a ceremonial sword
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