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

  • n. Variant of crosier.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of crosier.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See crosier.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A staff about 5 feet long, ending in a hook or curve, or, in the case of an archbishop's crozier, surmounted by an ornamented cross or crucifix, borne by or before a bishop or archbishop on solemn occasions.
  • n. One who bears the crozier or the cross; a cross-bearer.
  • n. In astronomy, a constellation, the Southern Cross. See Crux, 2.
  • n. In botany, the circinate young frond of a fern. Also crozier-head, crozier-bud.
  • n. The flat, spirally coiled shell of the cephalopodous mollusk Spirula.

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  • n. a staff surmounted by a crook or cross carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office


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  • St. Patrick, being a Bishop, carried a thing called a crozier -- a kind of long staff, like a shepherd's crook, because _Bishop_ means _shepherd_.

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  • Papa, who was near me, explained to me that this was called a crozier (crosse), which puzzled me, as crosse is also the name for the drumstick of a chicken.

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  • The crozier is an ornate staff resembling a shepherd’s crook, which is held by bishops to symbolize their role as shepherds of Christ’s flock.

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  • Above his head, two angels bear the coat of arms of the Cistercian Order, while below, St. Bernard bears his crozier in his right hand, the abbatial veil curling around its shaft.

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  • A crozier for an English abbess and a chalice, both executed in ivory by Fernand Py and featured in Liturgical Arts Quarterly.

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  • Yesterday, the blog which was setup to detail the preparations has made an update which shows the new vestments that were commissioned, the crozier that will be used and some of the sanctuary setup generally.

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  • On the cover was a picture familiar to Mulcahy, a head-and-shoulders shot of Pope John Paul II, resplendent in vestments of green, white, and gold, holding aloft his crozier.

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  • He emerged from the chapter-house feeling renewed, and it came at first as no more than a mild surprise when Brother Edmund came seeking him before Compline, looking almost episcopal as he brandished in one hand what at first sight might have been a crozier, but when lowered to the ground reached no higher than his armpit, and was manifestly a crutch.

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