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verderer

[vur-der-er] /ˈvɜr dər ər/
noun
1.
an English judicial officer in the royal forests having charge especially of the vert, or trees and undergrowth.
Also, verderor.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Anglo-French verderer, Old French verd(i)er < Latin viridārius, equivalent to virid(is) green + -ārius -ary (see -er2); doubling of -er in Anglo-French perhaps by falsely taking verder as a form of verdure verdure
Related forms
verderership, noun
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verderer

/ˈvɜːdərə/
noun
1.
(English legal history) a judicial officer responsible for the maintenance of law and order in the royal forests
Word Origin
C16: from Anglo-French, from Old French verdier, from verd green, from Latin viridis; compare Latin viridārium plantation of trees
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