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

  • n. A macebearer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. A swindler.

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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