from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A macebearer.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A swindler.
  • noun A mace-bearer; specifically, in Scotland, one of a class of officers who attend the courts of session, teinds, justiciary, and exchequer, to keep order, call the rolls, serve the judges, make arrests when required, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A mace bearer; an officer of a court.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A mace bearer; an officer of a court.

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

  • noun an official who carries a mace of office


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