- Chiefly British. a church official who serves as sacristan, caretaker, usher, and general attendant.
- British. an official who carries the verge or other symbol of office before a bishop, dean, or other dignitary.
Origin of verger
Examples from the Web for verger
Historical Examples of verger
The verger scratched his head, and looked doubtfully at Henry Dunbar.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
We light our candles and follow the verger down the stone steps.
The verger was in the choir, putting the books in order, and making all ready for the service.Poppy's Presents
Mrs O. F. Walton
"Yes, sir; his Lordship is here every Sunday when he is at the palace," said the verger.Is He Popenjoy?
"But not here," he added, hearing the clank of the verger's keys.
- a church official who acts as caretaker and attendant, looking after the interior of a church and often the vestments and church furnishings
- an official who carries the verge or rod of office before a bishop, dean, or other dignitary in ceremonies and processions
Word Origin for verger
c.1400, probably from Anglo-French *verger, agent noun from verge (see verge (n.)).