verderer
also verderor noun Etymology: Anglo-French verder, verderer, from verd green Date: circa 1538 a onetime English judicial officer in charge of the king's forest

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  • verderer — or verderor [vʉr′dər ər] n. [Anglo Fr verderer, extended < verder < OFr verdier < verd, green: see VERT1] in medieval England, a judicial officer who maintained law and order in the king s forests …   English World dictionary

  • Verderer — Ver der*er, Verderor Ver der*or, n. [F. verdier, LL. viridarius, fr. L. viridis green.] (Eng. Forest Law) An officer who has the charge of the king s forest, to preserve the vert and venison, keep the assizes, view, receive, and enroll… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Verderer — Verderers are officials in Britain who deal with Common land in certain former royal hunting areas which are the property of The Crown.[1] Contents 1 Origins 2 New Forest Verderers 3 …   Wikipedia

  • verderer — verderership, n. /verr deuhr euhr/, n. an English judicial officer in the royal forests having charge esp. of the vert, or trees and undergrowth. Also, verderor. [1535 45; < AF verderer, OF verd(i)er < L viridarius, equiv. to virid(is) green +… …   Universalium

  • verderer — ver•der•er or ver•de•ror [[t]ˈvɜr dər ər[/t]] n. why a judicial officer in charge of the royal forests of England • Etymology: 1535–45; < AF verderer, OF verd(i) er < L viridārius=virid(is) green + ārius ary (see er II) …   From formal English to slang

  • Verderer — noun An official in charge of a royal forest; in modern times, still extant in the New Forest and the Forest of Dean …   Wiktionary

  • Verderer — Officer of the crown who imposed *forest laws. Cf. Swanimote; Vert and venison …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • verderer — n. officer of the forests, overseer of forest lands (Medieval England) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • verderer — [ və:d(ə)rə] noun Brit. a judicial officer of a royal forest. Origin C16: from Anglo Norman Fr., based on L. viridis green …   English new terms dictionary

  • verderer — ver·der·er …   English syllables

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