Definition of Crossbearer

1. n. A subdeacon who bears a cross before an archbishop or primate on solemn occasions.



Definition of Crossbearer

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crossbearer

crossarm
crossarms
crossband
crossbanded
crossbanding
crossbandings
crossbands
crossbar
crossbarred
crossbarring
crossbars
crossbeak
crossbeaks
crossbeam
crossbeams
crossbearer (current term)
crossbearers
crossbench
crossbencher
crossbenchers
crossbenches
crossbill
crossbills
crossbirth
crossbirths
crossbit
crossbite
crossbite teeth
crossbites
crossbody

Literary usage of Crossbearer

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1. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1909)
"As crossbearer (1522) to the university and as Fellow of Clare he had some academical position. ..."

2. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1890)
"... his actions and Conduct was serious, in punishment was he severe, in admonishing kindly, and at the same time a crossbearer of Jesu Christi, ..."

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