crosier
or crozier noun Etymology: Middle English crocer crosier bearer, from Anglo-French crosser, from croce, crosse crosier, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English crycc crutch — more at crutch Date: 15th century 1. a staff resembling a shepherd's crook carried by bishops and abbots as a symbol of office 2. a plant structure with a coiled end

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Synonyms:
(of an archbishop)


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  • Crosier — • The Pastoral Staff is an ecclesiastical ornament which is conferred on bishops at their consecration and on mitred abbots at their investiture, and which is used by these prelates in performing certain solemn functions Catholic Encyclopedia.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Crosier — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Crosier est un nom de famille notamment porté par : Eric Crozier (1914 1994), un auteur et scénariste britannique, Francis Crozier (1796 1848?), un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Crosier — Cro sier (kr? zh?r), n. [OE. rocer, croser, croyser, fr. croce crosier, OF. croce, croche, F. crosse, fr. LL. crocea, crocia, from the same German or Celtic sourse as F. croc hook; akin to E. crook.] The pastoral staff of a bishop (also of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crosier — crosier. = crozier (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • crosier — crosier. См. крючок [аскогенной гифы]. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • crosier — [krō′zhər] n. [ME crocer < OFr crocier, bearer of a staff < croce, bishop s staff < ML crocia < Frank * krukja (akin to CRUTCH); prob. infl. by assoc. with OFr croc, hook, hooked staff (< ON krōkr: see CROOK)] 1. a staff with a… …   English World dictionary

  • Crosier — For other uses, see Crosier (disambiguation). Western crosier of Archbishop Heinrich of Finstingen, 1260 1286. A crosier (crozier, pastoral staff, paterissa, pósokh) is the stylized staff of office (pastoral staff) carried by high ranking… …   Wikipedia

  • crosier — crosiered, adj. /kroh zheuhr/, n. 1. a ceremonial staff carried by a bishop or an abbot, hooked at one end like a shepherd s crook. See illus. under cope2. 2. Bot. the circinate young frond of a fern. Also, crozier. [1350 1400; short for crosier… …   Universalium

  • Crosier — This interesting name is of early medieval English and French origin, and is an occupational surname for the bearer of a cross or a bishop s crook in ecclesiastical processions, or of the cross at a monastery. The name might also have been used… …   Surnames reference

  • crosier — noun /ˈkrəʊziə,ˈkrəʊʒə,ˈkroʊʒɚ/ a) A staff with a hooked end similar to a shepherds crook, or with a cross at the end, carried by an abbot, bishop, or archbishop as a symbol of office. b) A young fern frond …   Wiktionary

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