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sword-bearer

[sawrd-bair-er] /ˈsɔrdˌbɛər ər/
noun, British
1.
an official who carries the sword of state on ceremonial occasions, as before the sovereign, a magistrate, or the like.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English swerd berer. See sword, bearer
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swordbearer

/ˈsɔːdˌbɛərə/
noun
1.
an official who carries a ceremonial sword
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