or ver·de·ror

[ vur-der-er ]
/ ˈvɜr dər ər /


an English judicial officer in the royal forests having charge especially of the vert, or trees and undergrowth.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈvɜːdərə) /


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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