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crosier


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  archbishop,  being 
  the  symbol  of  his  office  as  a  shepherd  of  the  flock  of  God. 
 
  Note:  The  true  shape  of  the  crosier  was  with  a  hooked  or 
  curved  top  the  archbishop's  staff  alone  bore  a  cross 
  instead  of  a  crook,  and  was  of  exceptional,  not  of 
  regular  form  --Skeat. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crosier 
  n  :  a  staff  surmounted  by  a  crook  or  cross  carried  by  bishops  as 
  a  symbol  of  pastoral  office  [syn:  {crozier}] 




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