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macebearer

[meys-bair-er] /ˈmeɪsˌbɛər ər/
noun
1.
an official, as of a city or legislative body, who carries a ceremonial mace before dignitaries.
Origin of macebearer
1545-1555
1545-55; mace1 + bearer
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  • The herald did not blow his own trumpet and the esquire bedell of the university was doubtless not a macebearer.

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macebearer

/ˈmeɪsˌbɛərə/
noun
1.
a person who carries a mace in processions or ceremonies
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