crosier definition

  • noun:
    • an employee with a crook or mix by the end, carried by or before an abbot, bishop, or archbishop as emblematic of office.
    • Botany See fiddlehead.
    • A staff with a hooked end comparable to a shepherd's crook, or with a cross at the end, carried by an abbot, bishop, or archbishop as emblematic of office.
    • : A young fern frond, before it has unrolled; fiddlehead
    • The pastoral staff of a bishop (also of an archbishop, being the expression of their company as a shepherd associated with flock of God.
    • See crozier, croziered.
    • an employee surmounted by a crook or mix held by bishops as a symbol of pastoral company

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