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Meaning of CROSIER

Pronunciation:  'krowzhur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a staff surmounted by a crook or cross carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office
 

CROSIER is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: crozier
 
 See Also: staff

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cro"sier\ (kr?"zh?r), n. [OE. rocer, croser, croyser,
fr. croce crosier, OF. croce, croche, F. crosse, fr. LL.
crocea, crocia, from the same German or Celtic sourse as F.
croc hook; akin to E. crook.]
The pastoral staff of a bishop (also of an archbishop, being
the symbol of his office as a shepherd of the flock of God.

Note: The true shape of the crosier was with a hooked or
      curved top; the archbishop's staff alone bore a cross
      instead of a crook, and was of exceptional, not of
      regular form. --Skeat.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alpenstock, baton, caduceus, cane, chain of office, crook, cross, cross-staff, crutch, crutch-stick, fasces, gavel, handstaff, keys, lituus, mace, Malacca cane, mantle, miter, pallium, pastoral staff, paterissa, portfolio, quarterstaff, red hat, ring, rod, rod of office, scepter, shillelagh, staff, stave, stick, swagger stick, swanking stick, tiara, triple crown, truncheon, walking stick, wand, wand of office
 

 

 

 

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