Word of the Day – Crozier

By November 25, 2020Word of the Day

Crozier (noun)


A hooked staff carried by a bishop as a symbol of pastoral office. / The curled top of a young fern.

Middle English (originally denoting the person who carried a processional cross in front of an archbishop): partly from Old French croisier ‘cross-bearer’, from crois ‘cross’, based on Latin crux; reinforced by Old French crocier ‘bearer of a bishop’s crook’.

Example sentences

“He walked to the front of the church, crozier in hand”

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