Meaning of “crozier” in the English Dictionary

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"crozier" in British English

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croziernoun [ C ]

also crosier uk /ˈkrəʊ.zi.ər/ us /ˈkroʊ.zi.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • A mural monument of Bishop Peter Mews, who is also interred here, is marked by a crozier and mitre. 
  • In his left hand is a crozier, and his right is raised to bless. 
  • Taking off his mitre, he wears a cap of fur also, and has laid aside his crozier. 
  • The crozier is simply curved. 
  • Then the chaplain charged with the care of the crozier advanced, holding it erect, the curved part being towards him. 

(Definition of “crozier” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)