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 attachments and presentments of all manner of trespasses. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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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 — 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 — 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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