Dictionary.com

verderer

or ver·de·ror

[ vur-der-er ]
/ ˈvɜr dər ər /
Save This Word!

noun
an English judicial officer in the royal forests having charge especially of the vert, or trees and undergrowth.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of verderer

1535–45; <Anglo-French verderer,Old French verd(i)er<Latin viridārius, equivalent to virid(is) green + -ārius-ary (see -er2); doubling of -er in Anglo-French perhaps by falsely taking verder as a form of verdureverdure

OTHER WORDS FROM verderer

ver·der·er·ship, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use verderer in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for verderer

verderer
/ (ˈvɜːdərə) /

noun
English legal history a judicial officer responsible for the maintenance of law and order in the royal forests

Word Origin for verderer

C16: from Anglo-French, from Old French verdier, from verd green, from Latin viridis; compare Latin viridārium plantation of trees
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK