mace bearer
macebearer macebearer, mace bearer mace bearer . an official who carries the mace of office before persons in authority.

Syn: mace, macer. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Mace-bearer — A Mace bearer, or Macebearer, is a person who carries a mace, either a real weapon or ceremonial. Armed When the mace was still in actual use as a weapon, it was deemed fit for close protection, and hence a mace bearer could be a bodyguard. Thus… …   Wikipedia

  • mace-bearer — noun Someone who carries a mace …   Wiktionary

  • mace-bearer — /ˈmeɪs bɛərə/ (say mays bairruh) noun someone who carries the mace, as in a procession, before dignitaries …   Australian English dictionary

  • mace-bearer — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : an officer who carries a mace (as before a dignitary); especially : the sergeant at arms of the British House of Commons …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mace (club) — A mace is a simple weapon that uses a heavy head on the end of a handle to deliver powerful blows. A development of the club, a mace differs from a hammer in that the head of a mace is radially symmetric so that a blow can be delivered equally… …   Wikipedia

  • Mace — 1. n. 1 a staff of office, esp. the symbol of the Speaker s authority in the House of Commons. 2 hist. a heavy club usu. having a metal head and spikes. 3 a stick used in the game of bagatelle. 4 = mace bearer. Phrases and idioms: mace bearer an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mace — 1. n. 1 a staff of office, esp. the symbol of the Speaker s authority in the House of Commons. 2 hist. a heavy club usu. having a metal head and spikes. 3 a stick used in the game of bagatelle. 4 = mace bearer. Phrases and idioms: mace bearer an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bearer — [[t]be͟ərə(r)[/t]] bearers 1) N COUNT: usu N of n The bearer of something such as a message is the person who brings it to you. I hate to be the bearer of bad news. 2) N COUNT: usu n N A bearer of a particular thing is a person who carries it,… …   English dictionary

  • mace — A large staff, made of the precious metals, and highly ornamented. It is used as an emblem of authority, and carried before certain public functionaries by a mace bearer. In many legislative bodies, the mace is employed as a visible symbol of the …   Black's law dictionary

  • mace — A large staff, made of the precious metals, and highly ornamented. It is used as an emblem of authority, and carried before certain public functionaries by a mace bearer. In many legislative bodies, the mace is employed as a visible symbol of the …   Black's law dictionary

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