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vaunt-courier

[vawnt-kur-ee-er, -koo r-, vahnt-] /ˈvɔntˌkɜr i ər, -ˌkʊər-, ˈvɑnt-/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a person who goes in advance, as a herald.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; < French avant-courrier forerunner, herald. See avaunt, courier
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vaunt-courier

noun
1.
(archaic or poetic) a person or thing that goes in advance; forerunner; herald
Word Origin
C16: from French avant-courrier; see avaunt, courier
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