Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An official who carries a mace of office.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of mace-bearer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an official who carries the mace of office before persons in authority.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person who carries a mace of office before a public functionary whose badge of office it is; a macer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an official who carries a mace of office

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Examples

  • A personal macebearer led the way, followed by a steward.

    Delizia!

  • And old Barlow the macebearer laid up with asthma, no mace on the table, nothing in order, no quorum even, and Hutchinson, the lord mayor, in Llandudno and little Lorcan Sherlock doing LOCUM TENENS for him.

    Ulysses

  • He was dressed in his official robes, had two sheriffs and a macebearer, and when he stood at the top of the grand staircase he was an imposing figure and the public was delighted with him.

    My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879

  • And old Barlow the macebearer laid up with asthma, no mace on the table, nothing in order, no quorum even, and Hutchinson, the lord mayor, in Llandudno and little

    Ulysses

  • He had a particular association with the borough of Southwark where he was also deputy macebearer as well as the town crier.

    London SE1 community website

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