verderer

or ver·de·ror

[vur-der-er]

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 verdure verdure
Related formsver·der·er·ship, noun
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verderer

noun
  1. 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
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