Verger vs Warden - What's the difference?

verger | warden |

As a noun verger

is one who carries a verge, or emblem of office.

As a proper noun warden is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia verger)


(en noun)
  • One who carries a verge, or emblem of office.
  • (chiefly, British) A lay person who takes care of the interior of a church and acts as an attendant during services, where he or she carries the verge (or virge). An usher; in major ecclesiastical landmarks, a tour guide. In the United States, the office is generally combined with that of sexton.
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  • ‘We have often seen each other,’ said Little Dorrit, recognising the sexton, or the beadle, or the verger , or whatever he was, ‘when I have been at church here.’
  • (UK) An attendant upon a dignitary, such as a bishop or dean, a justice, etc.
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    (en noun)
  • (archaic, or, literary) A guard or watchman.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • He called to the warden on the battlements.
  • A chief administrative officer of a prison
  • An official charged with supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specific laws or regulations; such as a game warden or air raid warden
  • A governing official in various institutions
  • the warden of a college
  • (archaic, slang) A variety of pear, thought to be Black Worcester or Parkinson's Warden.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • I would have had him roasted like a warden .
  • * Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale
  • I must have saffron the colour of warden pies.

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